‘Risk-based asset intelligence’ is an emerging discipline with the potential to transform asset-intensive organisations according to Relegen’s Founder and Managing Director Paul Bennett. Speaking at last week’s PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference in Sydney as part of Siemen’s Digihub, Paul Bennett said that Relegen is seeing this concept gain traction across sectors looking to improve data-driven decision making to reduce cost and risk, improve efficiency and extend return on assets. Continue reading “Recapping Relegen at PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference” »
Visitors to this year’s Pacific International Maritime Exhibition and Conference will be able to hear Relegen speak on a number of key industry trends as part of the Siemen’s DigiHub. Continue reading “Relegen to present ‘Right Data, Right Time, Right Place: Risk-based Asset Intelligence for Defence & Maritime’ at PACIFIC 2017” »
Whilst we take the humble barcode for granted today, the symbol is the result of decades of investment and innovation. It was 80 years ago in 1947 that Bernard Silver overheard a local grocery store owner talking about the need for technology to speed up purchasing and simplify stock-keeping. Silver mentioned the conversation to his inventor friend, Norman Joseph Woodland, and the two began problem solving. Continue reading “The little-known history of the first ‘bullseye’ barcode” »
Asset intelligence technology is poised to gain traction in the global healthcare and emergency services industry sectors in an effort to combat the staggering amount of assets which disappear due to loss or theft. Continue reading “Preventing equipment loss in hospitals and emergency services with asset intelligence” »
Recent news reports of a recall on 80,000 EpiPens and warning of a contaminated heater-cooler device used during cardiac bypass surgery highlight how important unique device identification (UDI) systems are for the medical industry. Continue reading “Improve safety and reduce the cost of recalls with unique device ID’s” »
All organisations strive for reliable, uninterrupted operations. Asset-intensive companies have a special challenge when it comes to keeping systems running. The failure of a mission-critical component such as a pump, a generator or turbine engine can have devastating impact on operations and production. Hours of down-time can be a reality when this failed asset requires identification, trouble-shooting, repair or replacement. The losses may just be a headache – or they can be catastrophic.
To minimise the risk of these events occurring, organisations incur high costs for manual, labour-intensive audits, inspections and rounds, and clock-based maintenance and replacement schedules that may not even be necessary. Furthermore, the data collected during these activities serve only as a snapshot of a point in time and very rarely is it shared in a timely manner with OEM’s, service agents, users and other asset stakeholders.
But what if the operator tasked with bringing the asset back online had access to all real-time and historical data – manufacturing, warranty, engineering, user manuals, past wear and tear, performance and operating history, past failures, a full service history – accessible in the field? Continue reading “Collaborative data management platforms set to transform enterprise asset management” »
We’ve all seen police evidence being handled on programs like CSI, but the reality is more complex than the drama show implies. Evidence provides law enforcement agencies with the hard information they need to pursue justice. But tracking the chain-of-custody of thousands of items from crime scenes, through storage locations, to laboratories and court rooms and back, can be a monumental task requiring significant manual effort. However, with the advent of asset intelligence technology, evidence tracking is becoming more automated, efficient and secure. Continue reading “Managing evidence and chain of custody with asset intelligence” »
In our last blog post, we discussed how asset intelligence technology and item-level unique identification can improve visibility and traceability in an effort to combat counterfeiting in global supply chains. This week, in a related topic, we want to explore a lesser-known side of counterfeiting that requires an even more comprehensive, data driven approach. Continue reading “Tracing the origins – the importance of asset history” »
Today’s global marketplace offers us access to more products, through more channels, than ever before. This convenience, however, comes at a cost. It’s resulted in complex, fragmented supply chains, with less end-to-end visibility, making the origins of parts very difficult to trace – opening the door to counterfeits. Today’s blog explores some of the wide-ranging implications of counterfeiting and what organisations can do to protect their business. Continue reading “Asset intelligence technology for secure item-level authentication” »
Armoury management is not just about keeping weapons appropriately stored in a secure RFID cabinet or reinforced room. It’s also about managing allot of information associated with highly-sensitive assets – each with their own story to tell – in the context of complex workflows and compliance requirements. Continue reading “Improving armoury and weapons management with auto-ID” »