After an exhaustive search for a suitable system, Page Steel
Fabrications commissioned the development of a barcode based job
monitoring solution - SteelTrack. SteelTrack has been
pivotal to the growth of this highly successful
The ability to provide full traceability in the workshop has
placed Page Steel in a strong position when responding to
significant tenders and has greatly improved workshop productivity.
A significant amount of time is saved in the workshop
as employees are not required to manually monitor job
progress. Production errors are minimised and scheduling of
workshop activity may be undertaken with real-time production
status. SteelTrack addressed a number of challenges
faced by Page Steel:
- Project managers may now obtain accurate and current
information from the workshop to manage the staging of
- Managing delivery forecasts within project programmes has seen
dramatic improvement with the availability of live production
- Delivery status is now readily available to site personnel
improving work scheduling for rigging teams
- Employee performance and actuals vs budget reporting now
feasible at work centre level
- The disconnect between office staff and the workshop has been
bridged with a shared knowledge of workshop productivity and office
The SteelTrack Solution
Barcodes & Process Scanning
A special oil resistant tough tag has been developed and is
attached to steel members. This tag displays a clear member
mark, length and weight for easy component identification.
Rugged wireless scanning devices are positioned throughout the
workshop allowing employees to scan work on completion of each
phase of production. Page Steel currently tracks machine
usage, boilermaking, welding, surface treatment and loading.
Scans on quality assurance checks are undertaken when required.
Real time progress reports will highlight the current status of
any steel member within the job and provide an overall picture of
job progress. Steel HEAT numbers may also be tracked and reported
on within job progress reports.
Driver manifests are produced on completion of transport
The status of member drawings is handled within SteelTrack,
revisions and approval dates are easily accessible. Project
managers and workshop foremen may gain an immediate snapshot of
approved drawings to aid in production scheduling.
Implement SteelTrack in your Workshop
SteelTrack is now offered as a custom solution. Tracking
Innovations will tailor SteelTrack to fit the processes of your
organisation. The solution is also suitable for processed
based manufacturers outside of the fabrication sector. Contact Tracking Innovations for further