The Dangers of Not Using Asset Tracking Labels


Asset tracking labels are vital to knowing what you have on hand at your business. After all, if you don't label what you have available in storage or a warehouse, you'll have to spend hours identifying what's in each box and on every shelf.

Without equipment tracking labels, your employees must figure out what's going on by themselves, which can be disastrous. If they don't know what they're doing, they could break valuable assets.

The Risk of Not Tagging Assets

Your Employees Spend Hours Opening Boxes

No matter what you have on hand, there's no way you can keep everything out in the open. Without a proper labeling system, your employees will spend countless hours trying to locate what they need. That means you will need to find a way to store all of your assets.

Even if you put someone in charge of remembering what you have on hand, other employees will need to spend time trying to contact that person. It's better to avoid the problem entirely and use labels.

Team Members Will Have to Locate Someone Who Can Identify Assets

There's no guarantee that all of your employees will know exactly what each asset does. If they find an item but don't know what it is, they'll have to spend additional time trying to find someone who can figure it out. Your employees then run the risk of not being able to figure out who knows how to use each asset.

Even if someone at your company does know, there's no guarantee they will be on hand.

Some Departments May Be Misinformed Without Asset Tracking Labels

As mentioned before, not everyone will know what each asset does if you don't have asset tracking labels to clear up any confusion. This could lead to your employees wasting time figuring out how each asset works and the best way to apply it to their workflow.

Your Employees Could Break Valuable Assets

If your employees don't know how to use the assets on hand, there's a serious risk they could break something you invested a lot of money in. Most of the time, they don't mean to damage company assets. However, if they don't know what it is, they likely won't be able to figure out how to use it. And without a clear idea of how to use it, they could break off a valuable part and render it useless.

Industry-leading Equipment Tracking Labels

Instead of running the risk of these problems coming true, you can avoid all of them by using clearly labeled asset tags. You might want to use barcodes in your asset tags so your employees can pull up everything they'll need to know about the asset they're using.

Barcodes are a great way to store asset data like what it is, how it's used, and when a user last maintained it. This information will help your employees know how to apply the asset and get the most use out of it.

When your employees know what to expect in asset usage, they can quickly identify which assets will most benefit specific work tasks. Knowing which tools to use is a great way to speed up work processes and get more use out of available work time.

If you want to learn more about how we help with asset tagging, book your free demo today!


Bree Brouwer

Bree has held plenty of media- and marketing-related jobs over the years now, like working as a PR and marketing assistant to a Hollywood screenwriting coach, and writing content for three different digital marketing agencies.

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