Building an RFID Asset Register
Maintaining your asset register using a spreadsheet is the “go to” approach for many companies. After all, we all know how to use Excel and it simply seems to be the easiest approach. However, there is no easy way to store much of the information that is critical to an asset management system in a spreadsheet.
- what is the condition of the asset?
- where is the asset currently geo-located?
- where is the detailed history of asset inspections?
These details are important if your industry has strict regulations around maintenance or service compliance. It is also important from an accounting perspective that you can account for all your high value assets’ locations and current condition.
Tagging your assets with RFID tags is a very efficient want to locate your assets and record their current geo-location. RFID scanning allows you to do an inventory of assets in a location and the click of a button. It works well in environments where regular barcode scanning is difficult; such as, low light or industrial plants or factories where the barcode tags can easily become dirty.
Digital signatures on asset inspection forms serve as proof of service
Identify missing assets or tools long with the history of their past locations.