While the method a component is marked is important, what you do with the mark afterwards can be equally important. As marking technologies have developed over recent years, the marking detail has been improved to include 1-D and/or 2-D bar codes. Sometimes these identifying bar codes, or unique identifiers are applied with labels or tags, directly marked onto the product, or with the latest options for RFID tags.
With the advancement of computers and mobile devices, the ability to use these bar codes, no matter the method applied, you can now have smart processes for asset tracking, inspections, proof of delivery, proof of work, and much more.
Remote workers can quickly capture the information needed for the process, whether in signal or not. His or her device has been provisioned with the work of the day and stores the information until once again connected to the main database where data can quickly be synchronized.
Once the exchange of data is complete the workflow engine analyzes the data and can trigger emails, texts, reports, work orders and integrate into other systems of record. Reporting can be done through standard and custom reports, as well as specific data queries with the Data Explorer tools.
The Mobile apps provided by Mobile Epiphany can be quickly configured for the documented process, tested and deployed to the field more efficiently than trying to do in-house. Their full Web Services / APIs allow integration of data fields smoothly and securely.
Are you considering how to best use the component labels and marks you have applied? We welcome an opportunity to discuss your needs, and the options with our mobile platform.