Rugged Tablets Improve Asset Tracking Capabilities for the Military

Ensuring all assets are accounted for on a military base is a crucial component of military logistics, one slight delay or running out of inventory can cause significant issues while in the field. Logistics teams need to accurately assess, manage, and forecast for inventory reorders. 

There are many moving parts to manage including vehicle maintenance and repairs, supplies, and food, tools, and equipment to name a few. One of the most important parts of inventory management is accuracy; outdated techniques for managing inventory increase the risk of human error, lost items, or damaged papers during transport. 

Technology today can be used to simplify this process and ensure accuracy with inventory management, data storage, and record keeping. Rugged tablets assist logistics teams in the following ways and are a more effective and efficient way to track inventory and other logistics efforts. 

Four Ways Rugged Tablets Improve Asset Tracking for the Military

Reducing Time

One of the main benefits of using rugged tablets for asset tracking is that it reduces the time invested in logging data. Rugged tablets automatically track inventory items within the system as one is logged out or logged in, the system is updated to show where that piece of inventory is, who the last person was to interact with it, and when a specific item is running low with a forecast of when it will run out. Automatic orders can also be placed when an item is running below a specific number. Thus reducing the number of man-hours that needs to go into tracking assets.

Increasing Speed

Rugged tablets are equipped with integrated tools such as RFID readers and barcode scanners which improves the speed at which items can be scanned into or scanned out of the system. With long-range RFID, items can also be scanned in bulk and from the ground when they are on a top shelf of a warehouse, improving the speed of logging inventory and reducing the labor needed from the team. This increases the efficiency of the team while freeing up time to dedicate team members to other responsibilities. 

Matching RFID to Business Process

RFID tags and scans can be matched to business processes enabling visibility on assets, identifying trends, and reducing inventory time by 99.9% in many cases. Using specifically tested RFID tags to tag each piece of inventory ensures that assets are tracked all throughout the process from leaving the warehouse, to shipping, to arriving on the base and being assigned for a specific need. The entire process is supported through automatic measures to ensure up-to-date inventory records. 

Improve Production Cycle Tracking & Yard Management

Tracking the production cycle of assets is another key element to efficient asset and inventory management, gaining visibility on the entire process from raw materials to completed product. Rugged tablets allow for multiple teams and departments to have eyes on the products throughout the entire process to ensure optimal delivery, track delays during shipping, and also reducing lost items. Furthermore, rugged tablets efficiently track vehicles, personnel, and shipments for improved yard management logistics. 

Rugged tablets are a crucial piece of technology for the military to assist with inventory management and asset tracking. Improving the process to ensure accuracy, improve speed, and increasing efficiency through matching RFID tags to specific business processes.  

Reflections of 2022: Thank You, from Us to You!

As this year comes to a close and we reflect back on the last year, it certainly has been full of changes for many industries. With healthcare fully embracing telehealth, the logistics industry investing in advanced technology for process automation and efficiency, and military sectors becoming more invested in technology that meets their needed standards – we realize that everyone is going through some kind of change within their business.

We want to take a moment to say thank you to our partners and customers for continuing to choose DT Research for rugged technology needs. We appreciate you, your trust, and your business.

We are committed to continuing to dedicate our business to yours. As the environment in most industries is ever-changing, we promise to continue to change with you. As your needs grow, we will grow with you.

From continuing to advance the latest technology in the industry which ensure reliability and ruggedness with our products, to listening to customer feedback and making upgrades based on that for future models, our goal is to make the highest quality in rugged technology while also providing the highest quality of service.

  • Thank you to our customers for your trust and for continuing to choose our products and our company as your source for rugged technology.
  • Thank you to our technology partners for continuing to innovate with us as we strive to provide the best solutions for each of our customers.
  • Thank you to our resellers for choosing our products to service your customers, we are grateful for your business.

To each and every one of our partners, resellers, and customers, we know it has been a tough couple of years, but today and every day we want you to know how appreciative we are to work with you.  

For DT Research, toughness isn’t the end game…it is just the starting point; it is the foundation for a purpose that is far-reaching, high achieving, and uniquely defined by organizations.

We know the last two years have been challenging in many ways for businesses across every industry. We appreciate continuing to serve our community through our partnerships. Thank you for continuing to put your trust in DT Research to manufacture hardware that is used across the world providing durable reliable computing for tough and important jobs.

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