One of the major costs in industrial organizations is not the cost of
people to run equipment (which is becoming increasingly automated) but in
"overhead" labor costs in activities, such as:
Manually filling out a paper form that someone else manually enters into a computer
to track operations
Manually entering duplicate data entry into multiple systems
Spending time trying to find the status of a customer order to ensure
Time spent in coordination and planning meetings and related activities.
Time spent capturing and sharing data to meet regulatory requirements for supply chain materials traceability
Time spent fixing mistakes and late delivery problems
Time spent trying to figure out why and where you are losing money.
By automating these processes, KnarrTek can save its clients between one
and four (or more) full-time equivalent employees at a loaded labor cost of
$60,000 per year or more each. This is at a typical first year cost of
$20,000 to $50,000 and then a recurrent cost of under $1,000/month.
KnarrTek is able to do this by using its own software platforms, which
provide over 90% of the needed code for these applications prebuilt or
performs job, inventory, asset, and work-in-process tracking plus
warehouse management and materials tracking and traceability functions
using barcode, RFID and mobile computing technologies. BellHawk also
prints barcode labels on demand, which can be serialized and/or
customized to each specific situation. Because it is based on a
rules-based expert system BellHawk can be readily configured for a wide
range of applications, including generating real-time warnings for
impending operational mistakes.
uses an intelligent agent paradigm to automatically share information
between different departments within an organization and with the
trading partners. MilramX is also used for decision support, monitoring
multiple sources of data in near real-time and alerting people when
there are situations to which they need to pay attention.