Industrial & Manufacturing Applications
BuzNet RTLS can be used in industrial settings to tag and track on-site labor, visitors, equipment, tools, vehicles, and more.
Whether done as a short-term study or installed as a valuable permanent tool, BuzNet RTLS and Buzby Networks leverage Position Aware Analytics capabilities to help customers improve their operations.
Contact us to learn more, but just a few examples of our capabilities can be seen below.
LABOR UTILIZATION ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION
Are you using your labor effectively and efficiently? This is the question Buzby Networks will help you answer with a short-term or long-term deployment of BuzNet RTLS.
Your personnel can wear BuzNet tags (for a study or as part of a permanent routine). Among other things, Buzby Networks can help you identify non-value add motion and help you determine what to do to correct inefficiencies.
For example, in one study, Buzby Networks observed excessive non-value add travel of personnel between a CAD computer design lab and a CNC machine on the shop floor. In such a case, adding a CAD-enabled PC at the CNC can dramatically reduce travel and time to reference designs.
Facility Utilization Analysis And Optimization
Are you using your facility to its fullest and most efficient potential?
By observing your personnel and the flow of your equipment and product, BuzNet RTLS can aid in determining if you are using your facility to its fullest potential. Perhaps there is space that sees no foot traffic from labor and is barely used while there are other areas with considerable congestion. There are many things you learn from observing the motion of everyting on-site that you choose to tag.
ASSET MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, AND UTILIZATION ANALYSIS
Do you know where your most valuable assets are? Do you overprocure equipment to compensate for misplaced equipment?
With a permanent installation of BuzNet RTLS, you can find your most valuable assets when you need them. Assets can also be associated with tagged personnel (i.e., who has an asset "checked out" by association). With BuzNet Base Station software, you can search for what you need when you need it.
Where are your visitors? Where are they authorized to be?
With a permanent installation of BuzNet RTLS, you can monitor visitors and even on-site personnel at all time. You can define various authorized and unauthorized zones for all your tags, groups/classes of tags, or even for individual tags.
For example, you might color-code your tags for various levels of authorization ... purple tags are allowed in purple zones, green are allowed in green, etc. This is highly useful to industrial sites with high security needs.
If a tag wanders into an unauthorized zone you can have silent alerts sent to the need-to-know personnel.
Time and Motion Studies, Other Efficiency Studies, and More
Buzby Networks can work with you to leverage BuzNet RTLS and Position Aware Analtyics in many ways beyond those listed here. Please contact us to learn more.
Buzby Networks is...
...simple indoor & local positioning.
...customer & labor behavior analytics for retail.
...workflow & time-motion awareness for industrial.
...wander & time-motion awareness for long-term care.
...RTLS functionality for wireless sensor networks.