Locating non-motorised assets: how one company located all their leased assets, reclaiming items totalling a six-figure sum.

For most organisations operating in a logistics or operational environment, it’s easy to locate a motorised asset e.g. a van or fleet and find out their location(s) and when it’s going to arrive at say a depot. But what about the non-motorised assets you own and manage? How can you pinpoint where they are? Do you even care?

The answer should be “yes”.

For one international airport ground handler, tracing its non-motorised assets enabled them to locate and reclaim their leased, non-motorised, assets such as dolly’s, tow bars and baggage trucks - totalling a six-figure sum. These savings will continue year on year with this technology solution in place.

Tracking non-motorised assets is not new, historically it has been expensive and with its restrictions. Complexities are common with regards to device range and if the assets are indoor, outdoor, or both. It also tended to be a different tracking device or sensor supplier, with its own application that needed to be deployed alongside a separate fleet/asset tracking solution for motorised vehicles.

With today’s IoT technologies, the ground handler was able to use a single platform for full visibility of all assets, motorised and non-motorised, and on a global scale allowing them to clearly identify the usage profiles of all assets.

This resulted in not just the location and reclaiming of leased items but was able to see savings in:

·       Fuel costs

·       Incidents and accident repair

·       Reduction in airport parking fines

·       Improvements in driver behaviour and,  

·       Improved aircraft turn-around.

If you are having trouble locating your assets or looking for a solution to track and analyse data from all your motorised and non-motorised assets get in touch with Asset Fusion.