Don’t Judge a Tracking Technology by its Cover

2020-06-14T21:20:55+01:00June 11th, 2020|Contact-tracing, ROI/Value, Thought Leadership, Transformation|

Don’t judge a book by its cover we are told, but I’ll admit that I’ve bought more than one volume based on its cover art. Those books haven’t always provided a life-changing literary experience, but what the heck? It was only a $10 gamble. An investment in location intelligence to underpin a process digitization strategy is somewhat more than a $10 proposition and selecting the right tracking technology deserves more thought than a perusal

From zero-code to contact-tracing in under a week

2020-06-02T10:22:08+01:00May 29th, 2020|Blogs, Contact-tracing, Industry Trends, Technology Trends, Thought Leadership|

Have you ever wondered where all these contact-tracing and social-distancing solutions came from? It’s not like they were developed and ready to roll out – the use of technology to support back-to-work strategies is unprecedented in history. Unprecedented and unpredicted: up until March we’d barely thought about shutting down; up until April we’d never considered what it would mean to open back up, and here we are in May with a veritable smorgasbord of

Ubisense Contact Tracing

2020-06-01T12:08:27+01:00May 26th, 2020|Contact-tracing, News|

Enterprise contact tracing platform launched to protect workers and minimise business downtime Ubisense SmartSpace also reveals hidden process efficiencies amidst the ongoing coronavirus threat for manufacturing, healthcare, warehousing and logistics 27th May 2020, Cambridge UK – As millions of people across the globe return to work, safety remains a top concern for workers and businesses alike. However, a single case of COVID-19 can potentially close an entire facility and require decontamination before operations

How to automate human tasks without creating robots

2020-06-01T12:08:41+01:00May 20th, 2020|Blogs, Contact-tracing, Industry Trends, Transformation|

As manufacturing facilities re-start around the world, it’s clear several efficient operating practices that are almost universally adopted will be somewhat reversed, certainly in the short-term, possibly longer. Take ‘just-in-time’ or lean manufacturing for example; made famous by Toyota and popular since the 70’s, manufacturers will need to rethink their supply chains to reduce exposure to potentially disruptive events.  As an opinion piece in the FT succinctly put it this weekend; more ‘just-in-case’ than

Two meters, or not two meters: that is the question

2020-06-01T12:09:21+01:00April 28th, 2020|Blogs, Contact-tracing, Industry Trends, Technology Trends|

I wonder if you’ve thought about why we are being advised to stay two meters (or six feet) away from other people to avoid Coronavirus transmission? That number used to be half the distance by the way, only changing fairly recently. To understand it, we have to go back to post-World War II England, and to a hospital not terribly far south of Stonehenge. Harvard Hospital was for decades the center

Don’t stand so close: contact tracing with RTLS

2020-06-01T12:09:37+01:00April 27th, 2020|Blogs, Contact-tracing, Industry Trends, Technology Trends|

I’m pretty certain when Sting penned those lyrics back in 1980 he wasn’t imagining a manufacturing plant in 2020. Yet, here we are needing to rethink the way we work to ensure adequate social distancing to keep operating safely. Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) that track the interaction of people certainly has a role to play. With a long history of successfully tracking the location and movement of things, we take this stuff pretty seriously.