Locate & Continuously monitor and proactively returnable assets across the enterprise

Asset Inventory Visibility

Equipment Locating

Shrinkage Control

Do You Know Where Your Assets Are?

A common requirement is for companies to track mobile assets that would originate in their facility, get shipped to a trading partner’s facility, and then
return. Examples of returnable transport items (RTIs) could include pallets, intermediate bulk containers, gas cylinders, and kegs.

SmartX HUB  is a solution ideally suited to meet the challenges of RTI asset management, enabling the real-time tracking of each individual RTI asset – from the moment it leaves your facility to the moment it is returned, again and agai

Locate items before they go missing

SmartX HUB Real-time Asset Management Platform (SmartX Hub) is a suite of software and service solutions designed to help optimize the performance of your assets and provides a real-time location, status, and condition of assets throughout your enterprise.

SmartV HUB platform works across all equipment, all assets, and all industries, across the multiple sites, and across the fleet. This cloud platform automatically count inbound and outbound items as they pass through dock doors.

 

The Challenge of Managing Returnable Assets

Returnable transport items (RTIs) are key elements for enabling a smooth flow of goods throughout supply chains. Despite their importance, RTIs can be prone to high loss and breakage rates.

Today’s RTI(s) management processes are rather inefficient and are based on estimates about when, where and how RTIs are utilized. This limited visibility inevitably causes the involved parties to feel less responsible for the proper management of RTIs.

As a consequence, inefficiencies created by a single party can result in a significant cost burden for the whole supply chain.

Type of Assets we track

  • Air Cylinders

  • Bread Racks

  • Collapsible Crates

  • Dollies (Rolling Quarter Pallets)

  • Kegs

  • Liquid Intermediate Bulk Containers

  • Meat Containers

  • Pallets (Wooden & Plastic)

  • Plastic Dairy Crates

  • Returnable Product Containers

  • Rolling Cages

  • Shelf-Ready Units

  • Stillage (Racks for Kegs or Casks)

Get Unprecedented Visibility and Control Over Enterprise Value Returnable Assets

Key Improvements with Smartx HUB:

Reduction in reconciliatory processes
(55% to 75%)
Reduction of one-time packaging
(50% to 80%)
Inventory visibility and cycle counts
(40% to 65%)
Savings in inventory carrying cost
(10% to 30%)
0perations and maintenance costs
(10% to 25%)
Improved returnable container turnaround time
(10% to 20%)
Losses of Shrinkage - SAVED by avoiding equipment loss and replacement costs
(5% to 15%)
Reduced returnable container inventory
(5% to 10%)

SmartX HUB® RTITrack Platform - Asset Location and Monitoring

TRACK & MANAGE YOUR RETURNABLE ASSETS AND ITEMS WITH RFID

How does It Work?

The system provides powerful management tools, including reports, graphs, analytics, task lists and lifetime RTI card history. The system also enables control and support of other components like sorting gates, individual movements, in-out messaging board, and others.
ATTACH RFID TAGS TO YOUR RETURNABLE ASSETS 
Each RTI is equipped with a unique, durable RFID tag that identifies the type and size of the unit, as well as the date it was placed in service and other essential data you need to monitor. Many types of RTIs can be purchased with RFID tags already affixed; or the RFID tags can be quickly, reliably and inexpensively applied to existing RTI fleets. RFID tags are available in many form factors, from adhesive-backed tags to tags specifically designed for ideal application and performance on metal RTIs.
AUTOMATED DATA CAPTURE  USING GATEWAYS
Once an RFID-enabled RTI system is in place, information on the tags can be automatically captured whenever the unit is within range of an RFID reader – whether it is a fixed reader located at a warehouse door or loading dock, a mobile reader mounted on a forklift or pallet jack, or a handheld reader carried into a trading partner’s facility for a quick inventory. Error-prone paper processes are replaced with highly accurate data capture processes including a complete audit trail for regulatory and contractual compliance.
DEEP DIVE INTO REPORTS AND DASHBOARDS 
Unlike barcode scanning, RFID does not require line of sight. Multiple tags can be read simultaneously without any human intervention. By completely automating the tracking of RTIs, you get an accurate count of RTIs at any known point in the supply chain, in real time. For some, RFID means greatly improved inventory and tracking accuracy. For others, it can mean having access to inventory data that was never available before because it was simply too costly to generate.

Manage all of your enterprise assets across multiple locations

UNLIKE OTHER SYSTEMS, SMARTXHUB IS HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE
GAIN AUTOMATED SHIPPING VALIDATION 
Data is automatically captured as soon as the asset comes within reading range, completely replacing error-prone manual and paper-based processes. nbound and outbound items are automatically counted as they pass through dock doors. As assets move in and out of the warehouse, the system is updated in real-time without the need for manual scanning.
SIMPLICITY AND CLOUD 

Web enabled and mobile equipped, Smartx performs cloud based asset management regardless of size or complexity.

All the information collected is presented in an easy-to-use cloud-based system.

MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING TRACKING 
Keeping track of maintenance and repair records is difficult but Smartx RFID Platform eliminates these challenges. As assets move through maintenance and repair processes, passive RFID tags automatically identify them, track the process, and maintain full records.
FLOOR MAPPING

Displays facility map views of specific assets or groups of assets from a Web-based application and handheld devices. Visualize your operations with customizable maps powered by the collection and transmission of your items data in real time.

ASSET UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT 

The Smartx HUB solution gives you total visibility to where and how each asset is being used, enabling you to optimize asset workflow and achieve real-time PAR level visibility and more efficient asset management for high-demand and highly mobile assets. It’s the most efficient possible use of your resources while ensuring the best customer expirience.

POWERFUL INTEGRATIONS

By combining LOCATION with integrations to CMMS, ERP and Warehouse Management solutions – and sharing information bi-directionally – hospitals can achieve complete visibility into equipment distribution, utilization and allocation.

BUILD INTELLIGENCE & AUTOMATE PROCEDURES

Smartx Hub® has sophisticated technology not only tracks in real-time but also manage the in and out of user-defined area/zone-fences, leveraging a simple, cost-effective architecture. Path history, heat maps, and predictive analysis can be used to track history of the movement, thus bringing significant insights into your environment.

WEB REPORTING
RTITrack provides custom reports module. Reports can be Excel, PDF, or CSV format, depending on your needs. Web Reporting allows access to stock information online via a web browser on any smartphone or computer. This web-based inventory reporting feature only requires access to a PC or smartphone with a web browser and access to the Internet. RTITrack delivers standard reporting including: Exception Report ; Matching Report ; Lost Inventory ; Total Inventory ; Moved Assets
EVENT & ALERTS ENGINE

The SmartX returnables asset management application generates a variety of important alerts whenever things do not happen as planned. Typical examples of alerts and escalations are that a given returnable container has not moved in the system for a certain number of days. As we have discussed, this can trigger an inquiry when containers are shipped to a supplier, but do not return in time.

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Software Suite for IoT Tracking

Smartx HUB’s software utilizes data sourced from a wide variety of devices and sensors simultaneously to actively manage the state, location, ownership, and flow of assets and inventory to drive business processes and efficiencies. Our Solution provides a higher level of operational insight over inventory quantity and location, par levels, and equipment process cycle status with powerful, visually-driven analytics. Smartx HUB Asset Visibility gives staff a data-driven platform to manage, monitor and understand asset allocation. That includes par levels, asset utilization, shrinkage, and inventory status. This gives management the opportunity to make strategic decisions to increase ROI by reducing loss and shrinkage.

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