Zebra Enterprise Solutions (ZES), a division of Zebra Technologies, announced A. Harvey & Co. Ltd. (A. Harvey) is implementing an integrated technology solution to locate and monitor containers at its offshore marine base in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The solution, delivered by IDBLUE utilizing hardware and software from ZES, will support offshore logistical operations to ultimately provide complete supply chain visibility, resulting in reduced costs.
A. Harvey, a leading supplier of support services to the Canadian Marine and offshore oil and gas industries, is employing the solution following a successful pilot program. IDBLUE, a ZES channel partner with complete system integration capabilities from consulting to implementation, is overseeing the development, delivery and support of the solution.
"By partnering with ZES we have been able to create a unique solution that can withstand the harsh environment of the Canadian offshore, and deliver real-time data and visibility to improve A. Harvey's logistical operations," said Jeff Brown, Vice-President of Services at IDBLUE.
The solution was driven based on IDBLUE's extensive experience delivering enhanced asset visibility and integrity solutions. Incorporated in the solution is a real-time locating system (RTLS) from ZES including RFID tags and Visibility Server Software (VSS). VSS is an integrated visibility software package that provides all the tools required to design, configure, operate and troubleshoot RTLS solutions.
"This solution will allow us to locate containers, and the high value assets within them, in real-time and in turn deliver cost savings," said Geoff Cunningham, General Manager, A. Harvey & Co. Ltd. "In addition, the enhanced visibility from the solution helps us with our maintenance function by including accurate checks to ensure all of our containers are certified before they are sent offshore."
The implementation is planned over three-phases. Upon completion A. Harvey will be able to include RFID tags on high value assets within containers and achieve complete supply chain visibility. In addition, the solution will be integrated into A. Harvey's existing ERP system.
"We are excited to be working with IDBLUE, an experienced RFID expert in the oil and gas and marine industries, on this project," said Bill Bulzoni, director of business development for Zebra Enterprise Solutions. "Implementing this innovative solution is an exciting project for us, and we have high expectations for the benefits A. Harvey will realize as a result of the solution."
IDBLUE (an operating unit of Cathexis Innovations Inc.) is an RFID solution and consulting company offering a range of RFID solutions, services, and products aimed at the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, and Industrial markets. A privately held Canadian firm, the company is headquartered in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, with offices in Ottawa, Ontario and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. IDBLUE's strategy is partner-centric and solution-oriented. The company delivers complete RFID-based solutions to end-users, via key partners, resellers, and strategic alliances. With IDBLUE's two-pronged approach to business operations, the company is able to provide value added solutions to each opportunity. For more information please visit. www.idblue.com
About Zebra Enterprise Solutions
Zebra Enterprise Solutions, a division of Zebra Technologies Corporation, extends Zebra's reach beyond passive RFID by employing state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions to locate, track, manage, and optimize high-value assets, equipment and people across the world's largest supply chains. Whether tracking containers through a port, optimizing parts for manufacturing, or managing ground support equipment at an airport, the real-time asset management solutions from the combination of Navis, WhereNet, proveo, and Multispectral Solutions provide improved visibility and velocity to gain measurable business improvements. Utilizing products that are based on ISO/IEC 24730-2, Cisco CCX Wi-Fi, precision GPS, and UWB technologies, Zebra Enterprise Solutions offers a wide range of location solutions that are "application matched," enabling its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. For more information about Zebra Enterprise Solutions visit www.zebra.com/zes.
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. Zebra's core technologies include reliable on-demand printer and state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. Zebra serves more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information about Zebra's solutions visit www.zebra.com.