"The introduction of tablets has allowed us to perform an inspection as soon as scaffolding is returned and the data is reflected onto the system. This has enabled near real-time monitoring of our inventory, resulting in a reduction in lost opportunities"
Kazuya Mitsukawa, General IT Manager, Nikken Lease Kogyo
Nikken Lease Kogyo rents and leases items such as construction-related materials, nursing-care products, and office and event supplies. As a pioneer in renting construction-related equipment for temporary use, Nikken Lease Kogyo owns one third of all temporary materials marketed in Japan. The company possesses more than 2,000 items of rental assets in order to be able to respond to a wide range of rental demands from temporary housing to office supplies, office automation equipment, and home appliances.
Nikken Lease Kogyo traditionally used paper forms when inspecting its leased scaffolding material but wanted a more streamlined way of working that would match stock and inventory data in real-time.
As laptops would not operate effectively in the dusty environment of building sites, the company invested in 500 Fujitsu tablets, with stylus, camera and dust-proof cover, in order to easily capture the information onsite.
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