Quality Assurance with Assettagz®

“Today’s industry leaders know that efficiently managing the lifecycle of their business assets means harnessing the power of the latest in cutting-edge, innovative technology. This not only streamlines business processes and reduces costs, but guarantees the highest levels of inspection, quality control and customer satisfaction in the long-term. Heaton Valves Africa appreciates that the right technology can only add value to their business processes.

Demanding solutions, HVA chose to implement the innovative Assettagz® technology to facilitate their business with better delivery of the highest inspection, documentation and quality control standards in their operating warehouses.

The roll out of the new technology was seamless, and after importing HVA’s data from its various branches into the Assettagz® database, the system was ready to go. The employees commenced training, and due to its simplicity and ease of use, everyone whole-heartedly received the application and was empowered to use it

Training today is implemented with a scheduled roster, broken down into modules for user functionality, and is recorded on the Assettagz System, automatically generating certificates of achievement as well as a training register that can be used for skills development according to the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice.

The Assettagz® System, made up of bar coded or RFID valve tags and mobile devices used to load, inspect, manage and dispatch valves from their warehouses with quality, efficiency and service excellence, has been expertly supplied to Heaton Valves by the exclusive Assettagz® solution provider, Assettagz® Africa.

With the Assettagz® System each and every item that arrives at the HVA warehouse is uniquely identified using a barcode or RFID tag. These tagged valves are scanned instantly and identified using handheld computers. Alerts are built into the system to ensure all valves undergo an inspection on arrival and dispatch. All of the inspection data captured allows Inspection Certificates and Reports to be immediately available and viewed centrally on the data base via any internet enabled computer, as it is a ‘web based solution’.

Sipho Zini, QA Director of Heaton Valves Africa: “With Assettagz® technology we are able to ensure that quality control inspections are performed to the highest of standards. Simultaneously, our warehouse efficiency has dramatically improved as well as our overall supplier performance.”

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