LIME - CASE STUDIES
Lime piloted in 3 major UK Companies
Although quite a recent brand to the Codegate family, Lime was developed to fulfil a need that was the same in many industries that we operate in with our Bespoke solutions.
Large sophisticated companies had invested large amounts of money developing their product and their end solutions but were still quite inefficient when it came to knowing where their assets were within their own facilities. This led to poor utilisation of assets as their location or status was unknown and additional assets were purchased. Many companies have invested in multi-million pound asset management systems which were mainly deemed by workers as useless because the information held within them was incorrect. Data errors were mainly due to poor or a lack of data entry meaning that data was not trusted so people entered even less data.
We were getting clear requirements from many organisations that they just wanted their systems to tell them
Where is the asset?
What condition / status is it in?
When was it last moved or used?
This information alone could save companies millions of pounds.
Codegate developed Lime as a piece of 'Middleware' to automatically capture real world information and pass this into the digital systems removing the poor data entry and keeping systems up to date. With the ability to use existing IoT Technologies like RFID & BLE it has been designed to plug new technologies in as they emerge meaning that the application will not become obsolete.
Successful pilots have been carried out in industries including: Pharmaceutical, Aerospace and Motorsport.
If you would like to find out more about Lime and how it can improve your asset management, please get in touch.
Lime tracks tools at BAE Systems
BAE systems provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
Lime is Codegate’s cloud based solution that enables assets to be tracked simply and easily using a number of different IoT technologies including RFID.
BAE Systems have implemented Lime into one of their production facilities to enable them to track and manage their tools as they are moved around the facility.
Using UHF RFID, BAE Systems have tagged their tools which, Lime RFID portals track when an item is moved between locations. Location information is displayed in the Lime web portal in real time.
A handheld reader allows BAE asset managers to very quickly carry out a stock check of tools at any time and helps individual assets to be located within an area.
Phil Plummer, BAE Systems Project Manager said “Codegate’s RFID expertise and Lime system is helping us to locate assets quicker and we are looking forward to implementing the solution to further areas.”
If you would like more information as to how Lime can benefit your business, please get in touch.
Lime helps GSK to avoid production shutdown
Maintenance at one of GSK’s UK manufacturing plants is carried out using parts and materials held in a main store operated by logistics specialists Eriks. During business hours the store is manned and accurate records are maintained of the level of critical parts – items on high availability, essential to the smooth operation of the plant. However, since the plant operates 24/7, engineers have emergency access to the stores out of hours. During these times issues occurred because stock items were taken without being recorded, resulting in the stock system displaying higher levels of stock than was physically available. Replenishment stock was therefore not ordered, leaving the plant vulnerable to costly emergency shutdowns.
Codegate specified, supplied and fitted an RFID asset tracking system that was able to record details of any critical items removed during the night, and who took them. This involved setting up Lime software, providing engineers with ID tags, and an RFID tag printing system so that tags could be applied to items arriving at goods in. RFID readers were installed on every point of entry to the store, passively reading any tagged items passing in or out. When the stores staff arrive at the start of the day they can run a report detailing all the stock movements from the previous night, and were then able to accurately update the stores system. The result is a much higher level of stock accuracy, minimising any possibility of critical spares not being available when needed.