Wilco Contractors: An Equipment Management Case Study

Executive Summary Wilco Contractors specializes in open-space site development in Canada and has been a leader in the industry for nearly three decades. Wilco excels at project management, the construction of parks, sports facilities, environmentally sensitive site developments, as well as civil infrastructure developments. Business Challenges Although Wilco has seen success over many years in a competitive industry, there had been …

Watercare Uses Innovative Solutions to Improve Safety of Manholes

Watercare Services Limited is the largest organization in NZ providing Water and Wastewater Services. It serves more than 1.3 million people in Auckland region. Watercare is concerned with safe, reliable, outstanding and affordable services for all while maintaining the best industry practices. The aim of “MH Safety Grills Project” was to install safety grills on approximately 15,000 manholes of the …

How Inventory Management Software Can Help Reduce Costs

Inventory management software has proven to be the definitive solution to avoid product overstock and low stock balances. It is a tool for organizing inventory data that before was generally stored in hard-copy form or in spreadsheets. Inventory management software helps to reduce carrying costs and establish a desirable re-order point. The software is used to track products, parts, and …

Improved Material Management Through Data Collection

In the trucking industry, effectively tracking loads is a necessity in successful project management and accurate billing. This involves effective material management aspects such as keeping track of round times, type of material being hauled, and quantity of loads for individual trucks. If organized correctly, this provides supervisors or management with up-to-date data on material being hauled and a running …

Canadian Tech Company Takes MillionTreesNYC to the Cloud

Press Release: Canadian Tech Company Takes New York City’s MillionTreesNYC Initiative to the Cloud Edmonton, AB – On October 22, 2014, Nektar Data Systems, a mobile data software solutions provider, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, secured a contract with the City of New York, North America’s most populous metropolis. MillionTreesNYC Histree mobile data collection app. Nektar Data Systems will …

Is an Asset Management System Necessary For Your Business?

What is Asset Management? An asset is any item that provides value to a business. Fixed or mobile, tangible assets such as IT equipment, tools, heavy equipment, laptops, vehicles, and more, all provide businesses with the ability to conduct operations and generate revenues. Companies often spend a significant amount of earnings on expensive tangible assets, since they should pay for …

The Importance of Data Collection for Your Business

Make Better Business Decisions According to a Helical IT survey, if a decision is made relying on data rather than pure intuition, the chances of succeeding are 79% higher. By implementing a centralized data collection process, an organization is able to make data-driven decisions. Once a system is in place, the quality and quantity of data that a business collects …

How Real-Time Tool Crib Management Can Improve Your Business

The tool crib is an essential part of managing your tools. If managed correctly, it will allow a company to know where their materials are, and who has them. This includes materials such as shovels and rakes, to more expensive assets such as surveying equipment and generators. As with all expanding companies, the amount of tools needed grows correspondingly; and …

Top 5 Job-site Tested iPad Cases and Accessories for Construction

Tablets in construction have become a staple for running an efficient jobsite that instills clear communication from the field to the office. They eliminate the hassle of paper records and have the ability to update all decision makers immediately of what is being recorded. As any contractor knows, the jobsite and its elements are not the easiest on electronics, especially …

Using Real-Time Paperless Data Collection to Improve Asset Management

Real-time, Field Data Collection As a supplier of mission critical infrastructure service, utility companies must constantly deliver the highest level of service and safety to their customers and the general public.  One Canadian utility company set out to engage and secure a partner to provide them with services in data collection. The goal was to simplify, automate, and have real …