As organizations and governments across the world are striving towards net zero, decarbonization has become a hot topic, and is featured heavily among many sustainability strategies.
An efficient way to reduce the carbon footprint within an organization is by digitizing physical processes, operations and workflows using software and technology. Not only does this optimize and streamline business operations, these efficiencies also contribute to decarbonization and lowering the business’ environmental impact on the planet.
In this blog post, Add Energy’s Software Sales Engineer, Alex Sherman, shares how our innovative software, AssetVoice™, utilizes RFID technology to help your business achieve some quick decarbonization wins and embark on the road to a greener future…
What is AssetVoice™ and RFID tagging?
“RFID tags use radio frequencies to identify, track and store information on specific items or pieces of equipment. This offers a lot more to businesses than a standard barcoding system; using RFID tags along with a robust software system gives teams easy access to a wealth of information at their fingertips, allowing processes and maintenance to be streamlined and digitalized.
“A way in which Add Energy can help businesses with decarbonization, as well as bringing them into the present with innovative technologies, is through our software, AssetVoiceTM. This is an automated change management system that utilizes RFID technology to monitor, track, and manage assets effectively and efficiently.
“Through digitizing business workflows and automating information handovers, our award-winning solution can offer clear visibility of a complete ecosystem. When paired with RFID tags and readers - whether they are handheld or fully automated devices - you have the ability to quickly and easily scan, locate or move an asset through its workflow. This not only reduces human error and saves hours of time manually inputting information, it can also help to lower an organization’s carbon footprint.”
How AssetVoice™ can contribute to industrial decarbonization efforts
Reducing energy consumption from physical assets
“Traditionally, information about an asset would need to be captured on physical media multiple times, then input into a database, which creates a chain of opportunities for human error to arise. As a result, there is an increased reliance on physical assets needed to do the job, which requires more energy.
“Tracking and managing equipment through automated and streamlined processes, as opposed to more energy intensive methods, can help to reduce the number of errors made, wasted manpower and overall energy consumption.”
More accurate ordering and less fuel consumption
“Having clear visibility of your full holdings allows you to make more informed decisions when it comes to ordering and reordering parts. Often, orders will be made despite the parts being available and in-stock, due to the inability to find them, or because they are not visible in the system. RFID tagged assets, along with a system that is the single source of truth, eliminates this issue, as orders are based on accurate data, and only made when they are needed.
“From a sustainability perspective, fewer orders placed in error means less fuel is consumed on the transportation of delivering parts that are not needed.
“Also, knowing exactly what state your assets are in - such as being available, under maintenance, or checks being carried out - can also save you time and energy consumption internally, from using vehicles to search warehouses or sites for the correct piece of equipment. Again, this helps to lower a company’s overall carbon footprint.”
Greater efficiency among teams
“Being able to access information associated with your assets at any time or place, from utilization and associated parts, to certification documentation and movement and state history, allows teams to keep their operations running smoothly and implement any necessary changes quickly and effectively.
“By integrating AssetVoiceTM and RFID technology into operations, you can maximize productivity and efficiency with real-time visibility and information far beyond that of the standard day-to-day monitoring, which would involve more energy-intensive methods of physical forms and multiple applications.
“The ability to change the state of equipment at the touch of a button, such as marking a part as broken and in need of repair, can also empower your workforce to manage their assets more accurately, and contribute to a more sustainable and efficient method of storing and accessing asset information.”
Accurate tracking of equipment output
“For a company to successfully reduce its carbon footprint, it is essential to first identify the current carbon output. Utilizing RFID, along with AssetVoiceTM, allows you to easily track key metrics on your equipment and assets, such as measuring operational statuses linked to carbon emissions, throughout the asset’s entire lifecycle.
“Having this kind of operational and management information can easily help to quantify an asset’s environmental impact and identify where changes can be made in your organization’s decarbonization efforts.”
To learn more about how Add Energy can help you maximize productivity and decarbonization through RFID tagging, discover our award-winning software, AssetVoiceTM…