Camcode to Present at American Gas Association Tracking and Traceability Workshop

Camcode’s Director of Business Development, Alan Cunningham, will present on the topic of tracking piping assets at the American Gas Association’s (AGA) Tracking and Traceability Workshop on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Cunningham’s presentation titled, “Developing an Existing Piping Asset Traceability and Tracking Strategy” will focus on the current state of asset management for gas companies, …

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Using Asset Management to Improve Maintenance and Cut Costs

Camcode recently helped petroleum company MIPC identify pipeline assets through unique products and customized asset management services. Through Camcode’s Asset Management Services: • MIPC developed a standardized numbering system for pipes and valves to easily and efficiently locate and identify pipeline assets • Camcode’s Metalphoto® barcode labels enabled MIPC to adopt a Maximo® Mobility Solution for preventive …

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Cutting Costs and Improving Compliance with Asset Tracking

Regardless of industry, every company wants to increase profitability and minimize costs. Many are faced with maintaining compliance with industry-specific regulations, which can at times make cutting costs a challenge. Asset tracking is a solution that rises to meet both objectives, enabling effective resource allocation to maximize profitability while keeping overhead costs at minimum thresholds. …

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Asset Management Solutions: The Key to Strong Utility Infrastructure

A strong infrastructure is the lifeblood of any utility company. Without it, consistent delivery of services to meet consumer demand is next to impossible. Not to mention, a weak infrastructure causes operation costs to skyrocket, and utilities quickly find themselves underwater with no means to justify the rate increases necessary to continue providing services at …

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Asset Management Aids Utilities in Mitigating Risks

Utility companies carry substantial liability, not only for ensuring acceptable service delivery, but for damages and injuries resulting from malfunctioning assets and equipment. A utility pole that ends up crashing into someone’s roof is surely going to create an unhappy homeowner, and only sheer luck avoids serious injury in some of these situations. At the …

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Migrating to the Cloud? Asset Tracking is a Match Made in Heaven

More businesses are moving critical business functions to the cloud, reaping the benefits of accessible-anywhere data. The cloud is particularly beneficial for businesses relying on remote and mobile workers, allowing everyone in the organization to access the most up-to-date data from any office or field location. This saves tremendous amounts of time that would otherwise …

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5 Key Components of an Asset Management Framework

Utility companies are increasingly adopting asset management as a foundation for streamlining operations and ensuring service reliability for consumers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined the five key questions critical for a functional asset management framework. Here’s an outline of the key components of an asset management framework outlined by the EPA. …

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Utility Asset Management 101: Basic Asset Categorization

Utilities are faced with managing thousands (even millions) of assets. If that’s not complex enough, there are a multitude of variables that must be carefully monitored to achieve optimal performance for every individual asset, including the age of the asset, its operating environment, demand, usage, and other metrics. The individual performance of each asset contributes …

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4 Goals for Asset Management

If your business owns and maintains expensive assets, as most businesses do, asset management is a valuable process for planning and maximizing returns on your investments, as well as minimizing losses. There are many goals achievable through an effective asset management program. Here’s a look at some common goals that can be achieved through implementing …

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5 Best Practices for Inventory Management That Apply to Every Business

Inventory management isn’t something many professionals enjoy thinking about, even those who work in the field. That’s one of the primary reasons it’s helpful to implement best practices that are proven to streamline inventory management processes. Making an otherwise cumbersome, time-consuming, and frustrating process simpler and more efficient will save you many headaches, keep your …

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