Boosting Productivity: The Power of Automated Tracking in Prefabrication Shop Management
Written By Marina Lucier

Hold onto your hard hats, today’s manufacturing environment is moving fast! Staying on top of shop operations has now become crucial for improving efficiency and streamlining processes. One tool that has revolutionized the industry is
EVOLVE Shop. Let’s walk through some of the game-changing ways it can improve your fab shop.

Productivity Challenges

EVOLVE Director of Customer Success, Amber Zinky, has worked in the MEP industry for years and in her role helps contractors to optimize their BIM and prefab processes. On a recent webinar, Zinky shared that many shop managers complain about receiving an overwhelming number of phone calls- 50 to 80 per day! This causes significant distractions from their core responsibilities. These phone calls often lead to changes in the project plan, necessitating updates to Excel spreadsheets or sending numerous emails to notify relevant parties about the changes.

Another major challenge field teams face is work order tracking. Manually tracking work orders on spreadsheets and across multiple platforms causes huge delays. Plus, it makes it impossible for your team to have fully visibility into the progress being made on builds. All of your team’s stakeholders need to get the most up-to-date information on builds. Real-time tracking is the key to getting accurate information and keeping projects on track.

Our Solutions

EVOLVE Shop is an MEP operations software made for shop foremen, allowing them to prefab with less effort. One of EVOLVE Shop’s core features is the ability to manage and track work requests easily and efficiently.

Evolve Shop introduces a suite of functionalities that enhance communication between your VDC team, shop, and field. This ultimately reduces distractions and improves efficiency.

EVOLVE Shop is accessible through Android and iOS mobile devices making communication seamless. We made it so easy that anyone in your team can walk up to a device and start using EVOLVE Shop right away, no log-in necessary. QR code tracking allows shop floor managers to check in on the status of the build with a simple scan of the code. View drawings, monitor tasks, and update the status of work orders directly from your mobile devices.

With our all-in-one platform, you can gain complete visibility into your prefab shop! You can effortlessly generate and monitor work orders from any device. This will help you to improve productivity, and reduce costs. With automated work order tracking, shop managers will be able to better manage the inventory, oversee deliveries, and execute a successful project.

By addressing key communication and planning challenges, EVOLVE Shop empowers foremen and field teams to work more efficiently, fostering better collaboration. As the industry continues to embrace these innovations, construction projects will continue to become more streamlined, ushering in a new era of construction excellence.

Getting your team on EVOLVE Shop is a swift and efficient process. To ensure you have all the support you need, we offer a range of training sessions and weekly calls. The benefits are readily apparent, with some teams experiencing positive results on the first day itself!

To experience a new level of productivity in your fab shop, get a demo with our team today. 

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