Using Technology to Save Your Facility Money
In any business, it’s common to focus on where you can save time and money, and one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by implementing the right technology for your facility and your team. Technology helps us save by saving space, allows us to work faster fit more work into our day, and by performing repetitive tasks.
Saving Space and Time
Paper drawings worked great in the past, but now that we live in a world where every inch and ever second cost money we need to ask ourselves if this is really still the best way to operate. How much space do you need to store your drawings? How long does it take to go through those drawings to find what you need? How many drawings have you never even looked at, but you are constantly digging past them to find what you’re looking for? By eliminating paper drawings we can save valuable space, but also make our employees much more efficient. Physically going to where the paper drawings are stored and then digging through rolls of drawings to find what you need takes time. Our product, FASTTAC, allows you to take all of your drawings with you on your computer and iPad and allows you to instantly pull up the drawings you need. This, combined with other features, can save your team member’s up to 25% of the time every day – that’s 2 hours an employee!
Work Smarter, Not Harder
By having the information we need, where we need it, when we need it, we can achieve our tasks faster and more efficient than ever before. In the example above we referenced that FASTTAC’s total feature set can save us up to 25% of the time. How? Imagine that your facilities workers need to perform work on a certain section of a building. Not only can they instantly access their drawings on their iPad, but they can also move from floor to floor (same spot, same zoom technology) and make markups and notes on the drawing as they perform the work. Saving time and improving how we work makes us smarter – meaning we can get more work done in the same work day!
How many processes, calculations, or tasks do you or someone on your team perform each day,every week, or month after month? By automating as much as possible we can save ourselves the time and also increase our accuracy. No this doesn’t mean we need robot’s moving around the facility to perform repairs – something as simple as automated reports can save us a lot of headaches! A good best practice is to write down all of the things you have to do on a reoccurring basis, and once you have that list you can start researching to see if there are tools or software that can help you accomplish those tasks quicker and better!
Technology is not the enemy, it’s can make our lives easier and save us significant resources. Finding the right tools for your facility is as easy as a simple Google search!