Prior to implementing the Intelleflex and InCom solution, John Taylor found it difficult to track outgoing and incoming equipment, resulting in underutilized assets, delayed customer response times and unnecessary purchases of new equipment.
Using a solution called OnSite, John Taylor is now able to automatically track equipment inventory in real-time: the time the equipment leaves the yard, the location to which it is delivered, when it is returned to the yard, and how often it is used.
“We finally have a system that allows us to keep accurate track of our equipment. We haven’t lost visibility to a single piece of equipment since the system has been installed,” said Craig Niesen, service manager at John Taylor Fertilizers. “Other benefits of OnSite include the ability to account for the usage of each piece of equipment, allowing more effective equipment purchase planning and an accurate calculation of return on our related investments.”
“Like many outdoor locations, the yards at John Taylor present formidable challenges for the deployment of RFID systems. These include exposure to the elements, reading around metallic equipment, required long read/write ranges and constant physical handling,” said Craig Kavanaugh, senior director, western region at Intelleflex. “But our extended capability RFID platform is designed specifically for these challenging environments, delivering the performance, robust operation and feature richness to get the job done in the toughest circumstances. I am pleased that we’ve been able to meet John Taylor’s business goals as a result.”
For more information about RFID for agriculture, visit the Intelleflex web site.