CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
DESIGNING & BUILDING WITH TRXio
While materials count for a considerable amount of construction costs, in some cases the way materials are managed seems to be improvised rather than approached methodically, which are techniques used to manage materials in the engineering and construction operations. Inventory management techniques that have already proven themselves to be efficient ways to manage the production pace within the industry include the pull system, Just-In-Time, Kitting and off-site fabrication. However, a clear plan to manage materials on-site is often lacking, creating complex and costly inventory problems. Industry research provides evidence that an efficient management of material flow on-site system like TRXio, was extremely beneficial to cost effective and timely project management.
THROUGHOUT ALL PHASES
Before you "break ground" on your project, TRXio can assist you in reducing the effort to find, organize and account for your inventory for your projects.
From not only tracking and monitoring your critical onsite equipment, resources and tools, you also need to account for all the delivered goods and supplies that make up your project. Plus, you have employees, vendors, contractors and other companies that are in the mix!
With TRXio's LiveQR Code technology, simply scanning a label quickly brings you up to speed on the accurate status, location and chain of responsibility for your site's resources.
WHO BENEFITS FROM ACCURATE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
Every project requires many different roles (employees, vendors, contractors and others) that require to accurately and effectively interface with your project...from planning, execution, monitoring and control, and delivery...in order for your business to deliver quality and cost effective results. Here is a simple breakdown of the roles or jobs that will directly benefit from using TRXio during your projects:
Project Manager - is responsible for overseeing the entirety of the project from start to finish. The PM may individually manage a project, or work with other managers depending on the scale of the project and its complexities. During the planning process your project managers must decide what materials to be used, how to schedule employees, and create a schedule for the project. They must keep constant communication with all others on the project as well as the client. Due to the variety of job duties included in being a manager, many find benefits in the implementation of cloud-based software to aid them in their planning, implementation, and communication from start to finish...your inventory management is no different!
Estimator - is responsible for estimating the costs, materials, and labor needed to complete a project; as well as be fully versed on the project and be able to quantify the project using specific metrics. Typically, Estimators use a variety of different estimating platforms and software. Additionally, the Estimator should also communicate with the rest of the project team, to gain valuable knowledge on the costs of different tasks and estimated inventory requirements.
Architect - is designs and responsible for envisioning the client’s needs and developing a creative solution, communicating the plans to others, and oversee their execution. They must be involved in a project from start to finish to ensure that the client’s vision is being implemented properly...as well as help define and is the genesis of the inventory road map for the project.
Supervisor - oversees field workers and typically is the liaison to the management office to ensure effective and timely communication. Many supervisors benefit from the use of communication technology on their mobile devices that allow them to streamline this constant communication, and accurately tracking inventory requirements is no different.
Expeditor - manages the operational flow of materials from supplier to project. They must be able to determine what materials and equipment will be needed in any given project, order those materials, and manage timely delivery. With TRXio, the Expeditor is organized and able to keep track of the flow of materials, equipment, and tools.
Workers/Laborers - are the driving force and foundation of every project. Once the project is planned, the workers get their hands dirty to make it a reality. They demolish old structures, help create new facilities, operate heavy machinery, moving and perform typical tasks that affect your inventory. The TRXio Mobile APP allows all your staff to easily integrate with accurate inventory management.
Engineers - are very important and may specialize in building, electrical, mechanical, highway, heavy or other types of projects. Obviously, engineers use computer software technology to create plans for their projects and travel to job sites to oversee their implementation.
Electrician - is in charge of making electrical connections, installing the wiring for all electrical structures and ensure their functionality. Electricians must be masters at troubleshooting, reporting and logging the operational status.
Foreman - is the head of the workers onsite, and oversees the day-to-day projects and tracking and monitoring worker’s, resources, materials and sub-phases of your project. Mobile technology, like TRXio's Mobile APP aids the foreman in his communication from the job-site, to others in the field or at the back office.