Material Readiness Application for Construction Arena

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Robert Fuqua
Robert Fuqua, President & CEO

Atlas RFID

“The market was once reluctant to digital change, and we are seeing a whole-hearted embrace of technologies, including Jovix, which are crucial to building the future for the industry.”

Atlas RFID Solutions LLC was established in 2007 to bridge the gap between the capacities of auto-ID technology and the commercial needs of efficiency-conscious firms. They develop and implement auto-ID based systems throughout the globe, with over 300 deployments, spanning more than ten countries on six continents. The company is composed of 3 divisions: Jovix, the Atlas RFID Store, and Custom Solutions. The latest platform, known as Jovix 3.0, is a powerful and elegant software constructed on a high-performance platform with feature upgrades, inclusive of configurable workflows, user and role management, and no-limit mapping.

Jovix is popularly known for connecting the power of auto-ID via barcodes and RFID to offer material visibility throughout the supply chain. Jovix 3.0 Track and Trace concentrate on supporting the user and giving flexible features for every project. Jovix 3.0 will offer multi-language options at the user-level, backing the industries increasingly diverse teams. The platform’s conscious design will allow the web application to accommodate roles that are seldom tied to a desk – moving seamlessly from desktop to tablet to mobile. Besides, the platform provides for configurability – indicating “Installation Work Package” could be renamed to a “Work Order” to meet the project need.

Intuitive features abound, including no-limit mapping – utilizing satellite imagery to remove the limitations of yards. Future releases will expand this even further to drone images, CAD, EarthCam, etc. Also, materials will be heat mapped and clustered, expanding as you zoom in. Automation features, including auto identifiers and automation rules, boost productivity by removing manual steps such as changing a material status based on the change of a location e.g., entering a quarantine zone.

Atlas RFID is excited to launch Jovix 3.0 Track and Trace in Q3. CEO Robert Fuqua shared, “We have collaborated with our customers, some of the largest owners and EPCs in the world, and we are proud to bring them a product that will make their jobs even easier. The market was once reluctant to digital change, and we are seeing a whole-hearted embrace of technologies, including Jovix, which are crucial to building the future for the industry.”

Jovix is an award-winning material readiness application developed by Atlas RFID Solutions specifically for the construction industry and has been implemented on over 500 sites. Jovix combines web-based server software with mobile and auto-ID technologies to extend access to information to decision-makers in the field, as well as digitize and automate manual, paper-based data collection. Jovix provides value for Owner/Operators, EPC firms, contractors, fabricators, and suppliers by removing impediments to productivity that result from material management issues.

Manual, paper-based methods for managing materials at the job site create silos of information that lead to reactive decision-making, reduced labor productivity, and enhanced cost and schedule for projects. Jovix provides real-time data on material location and status to construction planners, allowing them to adjust work plans with material availability. This results in improved direct labor productivity and captures and preserves all transactions, inspections, and other material data in the form of digital inputs, photos, and file attachments.

Jovix is created to make a meaningful, positive impact on labor productivity, to reduce the time labor consumes waiting on materials to zero, and it has made tremendous growth in achieving that goal. Jovix has been deployed on over 300 sections and 45 projects, spanning ten countries and five continents. This distinct experience has allowed Atlas to build Jovix using best methods in project execution and Material Readiness from a wide variety of projects. Atlas has also been able to prove the capabilities of Jovix in a variation of conditions, producing a capable, flexible, robust, and valuable tool.”