Tracking Infrastructure

Learning RFID Tracking

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Dec 8, 2018 12:27:13 PM

 

We don't usually promote our products or services in the lede of our blog posts, but we are so excited about our new Idencia 101 program that today is the exception. On January 7, 2019, the first group of precasters will start this guided, self-managed program that will leave them skilled in implementing their plants with RFID tracking. They will be heroes for saving money by reducing paper, enhancing inventory management and expediting shipping documentation!

We've received some great questions about the program so we thought we would address them in this post.

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Topics: Productivity, Idencia Tips, Connected Concrete

5 RFID Implementation Tips

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Dec 1, 2018 3:42:54 PM

 

Sometimes the notion of implementing an RFID tracking system can seem more difficult than it really is. Naturally, anything new and different looms much larger in the mind than in practice. Transitioning from paper to digital records is no exception. We've drawn on our collective experience in helping customers implement the Idencia concrete tracking system to offer tips gleaned from best practices we have seen and encouraged.

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Topics: Idencia Tips, Connected Concrete, Productivity, Market Insights

Popular Applications of Precast Tracking

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Nov 17, 2018 3:23:12 PM

 

We really enjoy learning how our customers make best use of concrete product tracking for their plants. Since the practice is relatively new, by definition our customers are forward- thinking. So there is a lot to learn from how they improve their productivity. We learn from them and pass it on to the rest of the industry. Here are three of the most popular applications.

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Topics: Connected Concrete, Market Insights, Idencia Tips

How Does An RFID Tag Work?

Posted by Jeff Pollock

May 25, 2018 4:31:04 PM

 

RFID systems are becoming more and more prevalent. We drive through tolls and the RFID tag in our car is automatically read and we are charged. Tags are included on items in stores to deter shoplifting. Hospital equipment is tagged so that supplies can be tracked. And, of course, infrastructure products are being tagged at manufacture so that critical QC/QA information can be tracked throughout the product's life cycle. They are everywhere but... how does it actually work?

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Topics: Idencia Tips

Customer Ideas for RFID Concrete Tracking

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Nov 18, 2017 10:04:19 AM

 

Over the past two and a half years about 80 precast and prestressed concrete manufacturers have subscribed to the Idencia concrete tracking system to improve inventory control and implement paperless QC processes. As they have integrated Idencia into their operations, they have developed some great ideas for improvements based on their user experiences. We welcome this input because our customers often come up with suggestions that may never have occurred to us. Every once in a while we like to report the new features that have been developed from these ideas.

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Topics: Idencia Tips, Idencia Use Cases

FAQs About Precast RFID Tracking

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Mar 25, 2017 1:06:30 PM

 

Having spoken to a number of producers at The Precast Show earlier this month, we got a good chance to learn what the industry wants from technology. We are impressed by how much is understood about the potential for using an RFID tracking system to remove paper from QC practices and create a real-time inventory management system. There were a lot of great questions asked about how it works, so we thought we would address the most common questions here.

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Topics: Idencia Tips

Top 4 Precast Management Frustrations

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Nov 21, 2015 10:25:48 AM


This past week we took a tour of new customers to introduce the Idencia system and discuss ways we can help them with their precast productivity. We always ask about the things that aggravate them most in managing their operations so that we can continue to improve upon Idencia in ways that solve real operating problems. Their answers were remarkably consistent and all indicated that their frustrations are growing as they get busier. Here are the top four.

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Topics: Market Insights, Idencia Tips

Total Productive Maintenance with RFID Tracking

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Apr 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

When a large capital investment in new equipment is made, the purchase is always accompanied by our intention to optimize its useful life with proactive maintenance on a regular schedule. In practice, maintenance typically follows some partial or complete breakdown, usually because regular equipment review and maintenance is not part of the regular work flow. As a result, the useful life is shorter than it could be and productivity is impaired while the equipment is idle during repair. 
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Topics: Idencia Use Cases, Idencia Tips

Idencia v1.3: Better Product Tracking for Concrete and Steel

Posted by Jeff Pollock

Jun 27, 2014 2:11:00 PM

 

Last week we announced the release of Idencia v1.3, making product tracking for concrete and steel structures even easier.  Our customers and prospects asked us to enable the system to track information about products according to job.  We did that.  They also wanted to be able to use Idencia to track any kind of product.  We gave them that too.

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Topics: Idencia Use Cases, Idencia Tips

Paperless Quality Control

Posted by Jeff Pollock

May 31, 2014 10:50:00 AM

 

Excellent quality control methods and reporting are essential to the good standing of any precast concrete manufacturer. Certfication by the NPCA and PCI requires this, and there is no doing business with any state DOT or the federal department of transportation without it too. Yet... our customers and prospects tell us that QC paperwork is one of their biggest frustrations and time drags.

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Topics: Idencia Tips

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Tracking Infrastructure is a blog about innovation in the manufacture, construction and management of infrastructure.

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