About Client

Our client is one of the largest and renowned construction organizations ranked among the world’s top 30 contractors in India. The company has been transforming cities and landscapes with structures of immense size and grandeur over the past seven decades.

The Challenge

Traceability of the material was the biggest challenge for the client – leading to several inefficiencies. With the formwork components undergoing a series of changes in the yard to make them suitable for construction, the BOQ of the inward material has a distinct variation to that of outward, making reconciliation difficult. Many a time non-standard formwork components had to be newly fabricated as the existence of the same type with the same dimensions in the yard was not known. Lack of an intelligent system to record receipt, refurbishment and dispatch of aluminium formwork components at the yard (which was being managed with the help of spreadsheets and manual record-keeping) was widely felt.

The client wanted to partner with a well-established mobile app development company for asset tracking improvements.

Key Results

  • Increased efficiencies in material movement tracking
  • Effective data capture and reports for better inventory management
  • Ready to deploy the product to be used in other similar functions
  • More time for site and yard managers to focus on core responsibilities

Background

Aluminium Formwork System is a construction system for forming cast in the concrete structure of a building. It is also a system for scheduling and controlling the work of other construction trades such as steel reinforcement, concrete placement and mechanical and electrical conduits. The client wanted to better track Aluminium Formworks materials used by them on a continuous basis. The existing system involved components being defined by their physical dimensions and a code that identifies the location in which they would have to be placed during the construction.

Our Approach

  • Arriving at a one-stop solution to track end to end the material’s journey through the Yard and the site.
  • Developing a QR-code enabled mobile app solution that’s easy to use in a construction site scenario
  • Evolving business requirements and short timelines

The Solution

Materials managers have a central dashboard with information on assets lying across the project sites and the number of times each asset bundle has been used. And can track the material movement requests and ROI of the asset.

On the other hand, our expert Android and iOS app developers empowered the site managers with Android and iOS applications for asset tracking to ensure the available quantity (including the faulty ones), requested, yet to arrive and the ones to be dispatched to another site. Site managers can also update yard managers & initiate the cleaning process & materials movement. 

We included QR Code scanner in each and every step to track the formworks. The QR-code scanner coupled with Android and iOS application helped in cross-checking the quantities during Dispatch and Unloading at every site to ensure better operational performance. 

Our objective was to provide an interface with better UX to the client for handling the operations. We ensured all the actions are performed with a minimal number of clicks by the client so that all the required data has been pushed to the client to enable faster and better decision making.

Impact

Timely reports

Increased efficiency

Effective data

Accurate tracking

Asset Management

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