TrackCon : Complete Inventory and Quality Control
Industrial Strength Application for Manufacturing Inventory and Quality Control
The manufactured concrete industry has historically struggled with inventory management
challenges, including manual quality control processes; difficulty verifying customer receipt of
materials; and high logistical costs, due to material returns and reshipments. By serializing each
structure and providing real-time data on the location of individual
structures, TrackCon® allows concrete manufacturers to optimize critical production and distribution
processes using RFID data to identify and solve quality issues; ensure the right materials
are shipped to the right customers; automatically record the GPS coordinates of delivered
materials and prepare accurate invoices. Of equal importance, TrackCon® enables concrete
manufacturers to deliver superior service by providing customers with critical information to
manage inventory used for large-scale building projects, as well as identify and trace concrete
structures across their lifespan to maintain their structural integrity and safety.
TrackCon® uses a mobile computer with RFID capabilities to read a Cast-A-Code® tag. The easy to use handheld scanner collects data generated by the quality control process. This allows management to update their quality systems, real-time, directly from the production floor. Cast-A-Code®, a revolutionary castable RFID inlay from ICT, is made specifically for the manufactured concrete products industry. This state-of- the-art product identification system from ICT, utilizes an RFID inlay which is enclosed in a watertight and dust proof patented plastic housing unit from ICT.
Customers’ sites have improved inventory control with the implementation of Cast-A-Code® because each concrete structure is now serialized with a unique identification tag. Additionally, TrackCon® can be enabled to read the Cast-A-Code® and automatically record GPS coordinates. Forklift mounted readers and portals are also available. Pick and ship validation with proof of delivery has a large benefit to clients by assuring the right product is shipped and invoiced. The re-shipping of large concrete structures is expensive with major customer service consequences.
TrackCon’s® innovative RFID-based solution provides a real-time, high definition view of your business and cradle to grave traceability for each item. “Looking at the industry, large amounts of capital have been invested in assets such as building and equipment and less has been invested in productivity tools to manage expensive inventory resources,” says Tom Tilson ICT’s CEO. “TrackCon® fills that void by giving management tools to maximize their ROI on these costly assets.” TrackCon’s® modular design makes it easy for you to get started today and adds more functionality as you move forward. Contact us to learn more about what ICT and TrackCon® can do for you.