GR-AWARE: GlobeRanger Asset Watching and Reporting Engine
GR-AWARE is a highly configurable asset management engine used for tracking everything from fire extinguishers to returnable containers to police weapons checkout and nuclear waste shipments.
The following is a sample of the solutions it supports:
Internal Asset Management, Reduced Asset Shrinkage and Control
· Tracking of all high value assets
· Monitoring of utilization rates
· Check-in/Checkout of assets to employees
o Role-based prompts, only allow checkouts to authorized personnel
o Set up rules for checkout permissions, such as certification for a particular piece of equipment or vehicle.
o Scheduled reports for overages, checkout too long, non-return
GR-AWARE has been used to track vehicles and nuclear waste shipments for the Department of Energy. It can be used to track vehicle utilization across the enterprise, or track fork lift utilization and maintenance schedules on a single site.
Returnable Container Management
Totes, pallets, dairy racks, refillable gas containers, and other returnable containers can be tracked for chain of custody, utilization rates, repair history and more. Tracking containers across multiple sites allows greater visibility to ensure all sites have the best inventory when needed.
Retail Cart Tracking
Tracking carts inside & outside allows for better cart return labor management, real time inventory to manage shrinkage.
Tracking when carts travel inside the store allows management to properly staff checkout lanes when a large number of customers has been detected inside the store.
Tracking carts as they move around the store allows the retailer to follow every customer’s browsing patterns. Analyzing traffic patterns allows display optimization, and tying browsing patterns to POS data allows for ultimate intelligence and upsell opportunities.
Electronic Scheduled Inspection and Maintenance, Including Compliance Optimization
Assets that require scheduled inspection and maintenance for safety compliance, including fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, ladders and other safety equipment can be easily inspected using the configurable inspection checklist feature of GR-AWARE. Electronic records are stored instantly and compliance and visibility can be shared at the enterprise level.
Electronic inspection questionnaires and checklists are context-aware and the proper checklist is automatically brought up when a tag or barcode on the item or area is scanned, saving time and reducing human error.
Other required inspection records, such as food prep area inspection required for food safety regulations can be tracked for a new level of visibility and accountability.
All of these electronic records can be shared at the enterprise level to track compliance and performance of individual locations.
GR-AWARE allows site-wide real-time monitoring of cold areas and refrigeration units. This easily allows site managers to adhere to food safety standards with real time alerts of refrigeration problems. Temperature trending can help predict refrigeration unit failure, saving electricity from a poorly performing cooling unit.
Enterprise-wide visibility of trends, maintenance records and failure rates can help identify poorly performing vendors and refrigeration models.
GR-AWARE is used to track work-in-process for manufacturing and assembly. The history of individual components can be tracked and tied to the finished product, providing high visibility into failure rates, recall necessity, manufacturing process improvements, and can catch errors in the assembly process before they happen.