One issue confronting construction companies everywhere is tracking equipment, supplies, and employees at multiple sites. In the past, doing so was cumbersome at best, but newer strategy options make it possible to track all types of inventory at different sites simultaneously. There are some automated systems that provide management with the data necessary to keep costs as low as possible while still delivering the level of service clients demand.
Taking Care of Routine Maintenance
Defining the maintenance needs of equipment creates headaches for construction supervisors across all types of projects. However, without proper maintenance downtime is far more likely to occur. Automated scheduling is generally regarded as the best way to ensure every piece of equipment receives the level of care required.
It also follows that, when equipment will be far from a shop, providing maintenance before the equipment is moved to a site heads off potential issues. While some types of equipment may be serviced effectively on-site, others require a shop setting to obtain the best results. That’s especially true with major service needs.
Watch Schedules Closely
Too many organizations don’t effectively manage timeframes for various projects. When the same equipment will be required for multiple projects, carefully scheduling project milestones becomes essential. If one project is allowed go beyond the anticipated time schedule, other projects will be impacted as well when equipment sharing is required.
Track Supplies Carefully
Modern digital tools allow contractors to better track supplies of all types. That’s always important, as sites running out of necessary supplies leads to unnecessary delays. Of course, carefully tracking all supplies makes it obvious when shrinkage is occurring at a specific site. Left unchecked, shrinkage of even smaller items adds up quickly.
Inventory Human Resources
While that may seem a little impersonal, it’s not meant to be. The immediate needs of crews at different sites will vary from one day to the next. If too many craftsmen are scheduled for one project, it pays to move them to another one. Construction software solutions make that possible.
Implementing Mobile Scanning
Mobile scanning devices make it possible to track the movement and usage of equipment and supplies as a project progresses. If more resources are needed, automatic ordering makes it possible to avoid running out of required goods.
The use of tracking devices also makes completing required reports far simpler. That, again, cuts the demands on personnel and reduces overall costs per project. When compliance factors are involved, it’s also easier to demonstrate the required steps have been met.
Training Enhances the Advantages of Construction Software Solutions
Since much of the software will be new to staff members, it’s advantageous to provide training before trying to implement changes. While some crew members may not recognize the importance or benefits of computerized tracking and inventory control, it pays to demonstrate to them how much easier the software and hardware makes life for everyone involved.
If you’re exploring innovative ways for improving a company’s productivity, it pays to look carefully at the newest and best inventory control strategies. To get started, contact a professional dedicated to helping construction companies improve their customer service and, at the same time, their bottom lines.
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