GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24, 2014 – Cascade Cart Solutions today announced the launch of CartLogic®, a web-based, cloud-managed software solution for tracking, maintaining and reporting on entire waste, recycling and organics cart fleets. The Cascade Engineering business unit will unveil this new asset management tool and offer on-site demos during WasteExpo 2014, which will be held in Atlanta, GA from April 28 – May 1 (Booth #1541). If you won’t be attending the show, you can sign up for an off-site demo by visiting eepurl.com/PgaDH.
CartLogic manages residential roll-out cart maintenance and location information using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, GPS systems and cloud computing. Each time a delivery, swap, repair, or removal is made, the cart’s RFID tag is scanned and the type of service provided is entered, generating a service history log for each cart. This information synchronizes with the CartLogic cloud-based platform, securely storing all cart inventory data online.
As an online tool and mobile solution, the CartLogic platform allows for:
- All inventory to be managed electronically and in one place
- Information to be available in real-time from anywhere through a preferred internet-enabled device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone)
- Portal accessibility to multiple employees within the same team simultaneously
- Data to be automatically compiled into downloadable electronic reports to increase inventory transparency and account for services rendered
- Cloud-management, increasing data security and enabling automatic updates without hard installation of hardware/software or scheduled maintenance downtime
“Today, it is estimated there are nearly 120 million residential waste and recycling carts at curbs throughout North America. As a hauler or municipal solid waste department, whether you call yours garbage cans, trash bins, or collection containers, that’s a lot of assets to manage, especially through paper-based spreadsheets and systems,” said Mark Harvey, Director of Technology & Asset Management at Cascade. “Now, more than ever, the accuracy and accessibility of your database will be key to maintaining customer accounts and positive revenue growth. CartLogic will not only streamline service operations and improve the bottom line, but it will also simplify the process and prepare businesses for what’s to come in the future.”
One of the biggest challenges facing waste and recycling haulers and municipalities is the ability to locate cart assets and accurately track the service history of those carts between staff in the field and operations in the back office. Collections managers are beginning to understand the true business value of knowing where their assets are and managing those assets throughout their useful life. CartLogic provides the ability to track carts from manufacture to assembly and delivery by assigning each asset to a specific customer location (address and geo-location), and then manage the useful life of that entire cart fleet during swaps, drops, repairs and removals. In addition, haulers and municipalities can associate specific costs with types of services rendered to track the life cycle cost of each of their cart assets.
CartLogic is the only affordable asset management service built solely for the waste industry by waste industry veterans. Visit Cascade at future trade shows to learn more about CartLogic and our full suite of products, technology, and services.