Bluetooth Construction Inventory Tracking

Use bluetooth technology to automate construction inventory, tools and materials tracking. Label construction inventory and materials with BLE beacon tags, record construction materials movement in seconds in the QR Inventory mobile application.

Construction Inventory Tracking Automation With Bluetooth Technology

In QR Inventory software you can track construction inventory: materials, parts, tools and equipment in real time, on the job sites and in the warehouse on a smartphone or tablet. Construction inventory data recorded on the smartphones in the mobile application are sent to the backend cloud software, and are instantly available to the authorized QR Inventory software users. QR Inventory mobile application supports QR codes, barcodes, NFC tags and Bluetooth (BLE beacon) tags. Bluetooth tags provide the highest degree of the construction inventory management automation. Regardless of how many construction assets and materials you need to move between the job sites and warehouse, you can record inventory movement with one click of a button in the mobile application.

  • QR Inventory software uses modern technologies: mobile, cloud, bluetooth, NFC or QR codes to make your construction inventory tracking process efficient, reliable and painless.
  • Job site and warehouse employees record construction inventory receiving, sending to the job site, job site delivery, usage and return of unused inventory in real time using smartphones and QR Inventory mobile application.
  • You have a variety of tags to choose from: QR codes, barcodes, NFC tags or Bluetooth tags (BLE beacons).
  • Use Bluetooth tags (BLE beacon tags) for the highest degree of the construction inventory tracking automation. With bluetooth inventory tags you will not need to scan each inventory item or asset individually. You can add all inventory and assets that you are sending to the construction site or returning to the warehouse with one click of a button in the mobile application. Regardless of how many inventory items or assets you need to move between locations you can process an inventory transaction in seconds. Bluetooth construction inventory tracking is very helpful when you need to move large volumes of the construction materials, tools and equipment daily.
  • In addition to the inventory tracking on the construction sites and in the warehouse, field employees can access all information on the assets and inventory that they need to do their job on a smartphone. The information may include equipment and tools specifications, operation instructions, past maintenance and service records, inventory and materials stock in all locations, etc.
  • Inventory tracking information collected on the construction sites on the smartphones is sent to a backend cloud software in real time. All authorized QR Inventory software users can review up-to-the-minute inventory tracking data: inventory stock in all locations, inventory transactions, inventory usage per each construction project, and other useful inventory and assets reports.
  • With QR Inventory software you can track construction inventory your way. QR Inventory gives you the flexibility to set up the construction inventory tracking process based on your requirements and business workflow.

Bluetooth Construction Inventory Tracking With A Smartphone

Use Bluetooth technology to automate construction inventory tracking. BLE beacon tags allow company employees to record construction inventory movement between locations with one button click in the QR Inventory mobile application - regardless of the transaction volume.

Out of all IoT inventory and asset tracking options Bluetooth technology is the only one that is natively supported by the smartphones, both iOS and Android. This option allows companies to use smartphones for either automatic continuous asset tracking (as an alternative to the GPS asset tracking), or for the bulk inventory scanning and fast processing of the inventory transactions (as an alternative to RFID inventory tracking).

Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon tags attached to the construction inventory pallets, cases and totes make them detectable by a smartphone within 10+ meter radius. QR Inventory mobile application uses this Bluetooth capability for the bulk scanning of the construction inventory, materials and assets. Instead of looking for the QR code or barcode on each inventory item or an asset and scan them individually one by one, a company employee just needs to click a button in the mobile application to scan all construction materials, inventory and assets that are being sent to the job site, are used for the project or are returned to the warehouse. Processing of the inventory transaction takes seconds regardless of the volume of the assets and inventory being moved between locations.

Construction inventory tracking data recorded on a smartphone is sent to a backend cloud software in real time. Authorized system users can check current inventory stock in all locations, inventory transactions history, inventory deliveries and usage per construction project, and other inventory inventory and assets reports on the office computers via the QR Inventory software web dashboard.

Bluetooth Construction Inventory Tracking Your Way: QR Inventory Software Set Up

Set up Bluetooth construction inventory tracking system according to your business requirements and workflow.

QR Inventory software gives you the flexibility to set up a construction inventory tracking system according to your needs and requirements. Customize many aspects of your inventory management process using a secure admin web interface:

  • Custom Construction Inventory And Materials Transactions. Define your inventory management process steps, from receiving inventory in the warehouse to allocation for the construction projects, delivery to the job sites and usage.
  • Inventory tracking tags and scanners.
  • You can choose inventory tags and scanners that fit your needs. QR Inventory works with barcodes, QR codes, NFC tags and Bluetooth tags (BLE beacons). You can use smartphones or tablets running iOS or Android for inventory scanning, special mobile computers, or bluetooth barcode scanners. Bluetooth barcode scanners can be connected to a smartphone or a computer. A SocketMobile bluetooth barcode scanner is natively integrated with the the QR Inventory mobile application.
  • Custom Data Collection For Inventory Tracking. Specify what data you want to collect for each construction inventory transaction, if any. Field employees will be able to fill out the required information in the inventory tracking mobile application when processing a transaction. The data may include a job number, project number, purchase order number, inventory and materials vendor information, a photo of the installed asset for visual documentation, an employee signature, etc., etc.
  • Custom Data For The Construction Inventory. Define what information you want to keep in the construction inventory tracking system. Anything that you need to keep track of for the construction inventory items and materials can be added, including images and pdf documents. Inventory information can be accessed by the authorized QR Inventory system users in the field by scanning a Bluetooth tag, NFC tag or a QR code, and on the office computers via the web interface.
  • Custom Inventory Locations. You can have unlimited inventory locations in the bluetooth inventory tracking system. Include permanent storage locations, such as warehouse, sho or yard. Track inventory in the dynamic locations, such as service trucks and construction sites. Track inventory on the temporary, short lived projects. Optionally assign inventory, equipment and tools to the company employees, and track what each employee has in his custody.
  • Customize inventory dashboard. Select which construction inventory and assets data are most important and display these data on the inventory dashboard. All custom fields displayed on the inventory and assets dashboards are searchable.
  • Customize inventory reports. Filter by and display on the reports any of the custom fields and properties you created.
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Real Time Construction Inventory Tracking Reports

Access real time construction inventory stock, locations, transactions and usage reports in the field and in the office.

Review up to the minute construction inventory reports in the QR Inventory software. Some of the available reports are:

  • Construction inventory stock. Review current inventory stock in all locations, in the field and in the office. Set minimum and maximum inventory globally or per location, and receive automatic low inventory alerts.
  • Tools and equipment locations.Check where construction equipment and tools are, for what construction project they are being used and who checked it out.
  • Construction assets usage timeline for the job site billing. Check where construction equipment was used during any given time period in the past, when, for how long and the total cost for the job site billing.
  • Inventory transactions history. Review construction inventory movements - what did you receive in the warehouse, what was delivered to the job sites and used. Check dates for each transactions, inventory quantity, prices, who performed the transaction, and all additional data that were collected on a smartphone - including images and electronic signatures.
  • Inventory usage per project. Review what was used for each construction project, including monetary value of the construction inventory and materials. Filter data by dates, custom fields, transaction types and properties to receive the exact information you need.
  • Low inventory reports. Check which locations are low on inventory and what do you need to order.
  • Inventory usage reports. Check inventory usage statistics and trends.
  • ... and more

Bluetooth Construction Inventory Tracking System Integrated With Procore

Connect Bluetooth inventory tracking software to the popular construction projects management system - Procore. Link inventory transactions in the QR Inventory software to the Procore daily logs. When you process a linked inventory transaction in the QR Inventory mobile application, a daily log entry is automatically created in Procore.

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Bluetooth Construction Inventory Tracking System With Custom Reminders

Never run out of inventory and materials on the construction sites, and make sure that construction equipment is well maintained. Create low inventory alerts, reminders on the construction equipment preventive maintenance or warranty expiration.

QR Inventory software ensures that your construction business is running smoothly, you have an adequate inventory stock for the current construction projects, you do not miss equipment inspections and maintenance, and receive alerts if something goes wrong. You can create custom alerts and reminders for:

  • Low inventory. Set minimum and maximum inventory level globally and by location, and receive automatic alerts when construction inventory stock falls below reorder point. Receive a list of inventory with current stock quantity, re-order point and how many you need to order to get to your desired stock level.
  • Preventive maintenance. Set a preventive maintenance schedule for the construction equipment, and receive alerts when the next preventive maintenance or routine inspection of the construction equipment is due.
  • Warranty expiration. Receive alerts when warranty on your construction equipment is about to expire.
  • Construction inventory on the purchase order. Set a due date on the construction inventory purchase orders, and receive alert if the purchase order is not completely fulfilled by the due date.
  • Receive alerts when something is wrong. Receive automatic alerts if construction equipment inspection or maintenance reveal an outlier that requires immediate attention.
  • ... and more

Bluetooth Beacon Tags For The Construction Inventory

Bluetooth tags are bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons that advertise an inventory identification number at the regular time intervals. The advertised inventory ID(s) are picked up by the smartphone and a construction inventory management mobile application. If a user is tracking inventory movement and is processing an inventory transaction, all assets and inventory tagged with the bluetooth beacons within approximately 10 m radius are added to the transaction. This allows a user to add all inventory that should be moved to the transaction with one click of a button in the mobile application. If a user wants to check inventory stock or details on a specific inventory item or an asset, a mobile application finds a nearest inventory item or an asset with the BLE tag and provides information on this item.

Physically BLE beacon that you are using for the construction inventory tracking is a small lightweight plastic tag. It is round, square, or rectangular, an inch or two in width and length, and around half an inch or less thick. Bluetooth beacon tags do not require a line of sight to be scanned. You can put them inside boxes or containers with the construction inventory, attach to the pallets, or attach to the assets or inventory items. Industrial grade BLE tags are rugged and waterproof and are suitable to use for the inventory that can be located outdoors on the construction sites.

QR Inventory software will work with the Bluetooth low energy beacon tags purchased from us, as well as with the bluetooth tags purchased from the other vendors.

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QR Inventory and QR Mobile Data are brand names of inventory management and mobile forms software by AHG -- a provider of mobile and cloud-based applications for business. Our unified mobile platform improves business operations efficiency by eliminating manual tasks and physical paperwork, while providing a secure cloud storage for the business records, real time access to business data for all stakeholders, comprehensive data reporting and analytics. Headquartered in beautiful Boise, Idaho, AHG software is used to manage hundreds of millions of dollars annually in inventory and assets.

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