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How do you cut the cost of tracking equipment maintenance?

Equipment is the biggest investment for many companies. It’s a powerful incentive to engage in regular preventive maintenance to extend the useful life of that equipment, and it helps save money and improve the financial position of the company. Tracking maintenance may also help prevent potential liability for incidents related to inadequately maintained equipment and regulatory compliance. Setting a regular maintenance schedule can help companies identify potential misuse of equipment, or equipment that is faulty and prone to breakdowns.

Consistent maintenance also helps organizations better identify when it is time for equipment to be replaced. But keeping track of maintenance for every piece of equipment in your organization can be labor intensive, particularly if you rely on paper records.

With today’s technology at hand, companies can keep costs down for implementing a state-of-the-art equipment tracking and management system with no special equipment by using scan tags and smartphones.

With GoCodes QR-barcode scan tag and a smartphone device, employees can scan tags with a smartphone , and as the tag is scanned, the GoCodes system acquires the GPS location and pertinent information about the equipment being scanned such as how old it is, when it’s due for maintenance, who checked it out last, and so on.

GoCodes’ asset management tracking system provides a superior method of inventory management thanks to its flexibility, ease of access, lack of additional software and equipment, custom features, and cloud-based format. With this useful asset management system, inventory management professionals can streamline maintenance and keep a tight grip on their planned preventative maintenance.

Sources:

http://modmedsys.com/medical-equipment-inspections/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code

http://www.gocodes.com/

Other Resources:

Checking In & Out: Tools and Equipment

Learn the Pros / Cons of Sequential Numbers, Bar Codes, QR Codes, RFID Tags vs. GoCodes Patented QR Codes with Unique IDs for Asset Identification and Tracking

Using QR Codes to Track Equipment Maintenance

How to Choose the Best Inventory Management Software for your Business

Asset Management and Inventory Tracking Forum

Free Download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Template - Financial Cost Benefit ROI Calculator for Fixed Asset Management & Inventory Tracking Projects

Free Download Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Template - Start tracking your assets and inventory using this spreadsheet which includes the most common data fields. Later you can use it load your data into the GoCodes system.

This graphic shows you all of the different computing devices you can use with GoCodes, from the obvious iPhones and Androids to iPods and Kindles.

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