One of the largest apparel manufacturers from Sri Lanka turned to KLOUDIP, a partner of Gurtam, with a problem of optimizing the planning system of production and transport departments. It was necessary to monitor employees on 14 factories located in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India. The number of workers at each factory varied from 300 to 3,000, the employees lived in the neighborhood and arrived at their work on the special buses.
KLOUDIP has selected a plant with 300 workers for implementing the test solution. The following components were used:
Wialon + WiaTag + NimBus + NFC tags
WiaTag is developed for mobile workforce management, it transforms a smartphone into a GPS tracker. To solve the problem of a client, every employee was handed an NFC tag, and buses were equipped with mobile devices with WiaTag applications installed, and NFC support or specialized NFC-readers connected to trackers. When boarding and getting off the bus, the workers scan their NFC tags and WiaTag or trackers send their location to Wialon.
The production planning team gets passenger reports one hour before the working shift starts. WiaTag and Wialon help to know the exact time and location where a particular worker boarded and got off the shuttle bus. A new production plan is developed or adjusted accordingly to the received information.
NimBus provides the functionality of satellite monitoring and tools for public transport monitoring. In this case, the total number of passengers is counted for every bus, the most popular and crowded stopping points are determined, and they are organized in the correct order. NimBus is used here for building the most efficient route.
The following results were achieved by the apparel manufacturer during the using of Wialon-based pilot solution: