A team of engineers from Ford Aachen Research and Innovation Centerin Germany, through a pilot project has developed tool tracking technology for Ford Pro, which would help other companies save thousands of euros.
This Ford technology would allow companies to locate their tools and machinery at all times through the use of Bluetooth connectivity and GPS technology.
The system uses special placed devices that would be located inside tool boxes and on equipment, which would be connected to company vehicles and from there to a central server.
When technicians forget a tool, they will automatically receive a notification. In addition, this technology allows companies to know at all times where the tools or machinery are located in real time, which in turn would allow coordinating the transport of specific tools that are closer to where they are needed.
Saving the cost of replacing lost tools is important, but in turn companies will also save time, as employees will always find themselves with the tools they need to get the job done, otherwise if they forget a tool, they will have to return to look for her In the latter case, managers save time by not having to check the necessary inventory, while the system enables more efficient planning ahead.
The tests of this system were carried out with 3 companies from the city of Cologne, Germany. These companies tested the feasibility and applicability for vehicle fleets of different sizes and through workers from different sectors such as landscaping, plumbing and construction, to name a few.
According to Ford Pro, before offering this new technology to customers, they will conduct further studies in different markets.
Source: Geeks Room by geeksroom.com.
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