Our software platform converts data captured from multiple data capture technologies such as barcode, passive RFID, active RFID and GPS to provide the location and status of material components throughout the supply chain and at the construction site. Our solution can also be integrated with your existing materials and procurement systems to create a streamlined workflow that reduces manual recording of information, reduces indirect labor hours, eliminates non-design related re-procurement expenses due to material “not immediately” found, and improves overall construction productivity and predictability.
Materials Management and Construction personnel can now utilize a single system that provides the present day location and status of pre-engineered components that may be stored in an outdoor or indoor location.
A contractor can use the Jobsite Visibility Extension (Jovix™) solution to gain better visibility into the status and location of the entire inventory of materials. Material stored outdoors is assigned a GPS location while material stored indoors can be provided a standard warehouse storage location such as an aisle and bin.
The Jovix™ server software functionality can be extended to the field through the use of ruggedized handheld computers running Jovix™ mobile software. The handheld computers utilize embedded RFID readers and GPS receivers to collect data about the current location and status of construction materials. The software on the handheld computer uses this data to provide construction workers with visual directions to the location of the material on the jobsite.
The handheld software provides the user with an arrow which tells them which direction to walk to get to the material. When the user comes into close proximity of the material they are searching for the embedded RFID reader in the handheld device begins to communicate with the RFID tag attached to the material and visual and audible indicators lead the user right to the piece of material.
Better Control & Predictability
Jovix™ can be used as a tool for contractors and suppliers to exchange material supply information about material delivery schedules. Material inventory data can be easily imported into Jovix™ and exported from Jovix™ using standard Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. It’s that easy.
Jovix™ also includes user defined dashboards that provide individual users with easy to access information that helps them streamline their daily activities. Users can use the dashboards to quickly identify problems such as materials that have been issued, but have yet to be installed or claimed by the appropriate construction crew for installation.
Inventory Issue Process
Jovix™ supports the inventory issue process with the creation and management of “Pick Tickets”. A user can create a pick ticket by selecting from the available materials in the inventory database or by importing individual material ideas from a third party procurement or construction automation systems. Jovix™ allows a user to filter the material inventory list by any field that exists in the database including drawing IDs, sequence number, pour ID, work package number, etc. Pick tickets can be scheduled in advance or created the day the material is requested from construction. Regardless of when the pick ticket is created, the current location of the material is included in the pick ticket and provides the worker searching for the material with a map to the precise location of the material.
Users can view the current location of the material before adding to a pick ticket. This can help the user visually see where the material is located in relation to other material required for inventory issue allowing the user to more efficiently plan the routes for material retrieval and loading.
Download a sample pick ticket (569KB).
Regardless of how Jovix™ users slice and dice the inventory data to setup views specific to their individual data consumption needs, all users access the same database and the single source for inventory management. Jovix™ sets itself apart from all other materials management solutions on the market today by providing construction personnel with an individual user defined, real time view into their project materials inventory that can be extended past trailer city to the field where the action is occurring.
Jovix™ has been designed to be flexible enough to meet the different data management needs of contractors, suppliers and owners. You can track individual material records by drawing, sequence, purchase order, work package, supplier, etc. You can also use Jovix™ to store external documents such as drawings, specification sheets, completed MRRs, etc. Each user that has access to Jovix™ can configure their personnel inventory data set in a matter of minutes.