Hydrex digitise operational processes using PDA devices for engineers

Plant hire solutions firm launch “PRE-EMPT” for over 50 engineers to focus on uptime, machine reliability and safety.
Sept. 23, 2011 - PRLog -- In order to combat some of the traditional pressures of managing assets in the plant industry, Hydrex has decided to invest in PDA devices with GPS technology for their team of service engineers. The move, known as PRE-EMPT, has been designed to ensure accurate and transparent reporting of maintenance and service jobs, with the added bonus of reducing paperwork and administrative duties for supplier and customer.

For the Hydrex customer, this will lead to increased confidence levels around accuracy of maintenance via prescribed and timed checks on all assets i.e. the right checks at the right times, without deviation. It also means there is increased visibility at audit stage as at any point in time, a full asset file can be accessed by an auditor, no hidden elements, no lost files and no misfiled papers.  This also provides a footprint of activity with everything date stamped and traceable.

Jobs can be communicated quickly to the field engineer, a programme of work can be changed and within minutes a work schedule can accommodate urgent events. The hidden benefit to the customer is the ability to gain access to flexible reporting, which in turn can be used by Hydrex to drive efficiencies through management information.

At any point in time Hydrex will be able to see the locations of the engineering work force through their acceptance of tasks on the handheld, and through the GPS capability in the handset. The devise will also be able to take good quality photographs and add relevant documentation to the Asset file on the intelligent system.

Bob Tonks, Hydrex’s National Engineering Manager, comments: “PRE-EMPT will revolutionise the way our Engineering team carry out their work. This is not a “Big Brother” type exercise; far from it – instead, it helps us to gather solid data, expel paperwork and plan our scheduled maintenance activities effectively”.
PRE-EMPT applies further efficiencies to the Hydrex business model and underlines the business’ commitment to working in partnership with their clients by providing accurate, transparent reporting.

Hydrex Chief Executive, Carl D’Ammassa, concludes: “At Hydrex we are committed to building strong, trusting relationships with our client base - PRE-EMPT can help drive this further. We believe that these important relationships are key to delivering value on the infrastructure and a pre-requisite for the modern-day supply chain”.

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Hydrex is a leading provider of Plant Hire Solutions to the Rail, Materials Handling, Waste, and Construction & Engineering industries in the UK, with over 25 years experience of working in partnership with customers.
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