Lucidia IT: Engineering Led, Customer Focused, Women Owned
In Business Chief North America’s exclusive feature on SMC Corp, Lucidia IT was recognised as a key component to the company’s successful infrastructure. By providing its impressive suite of services and solutions to SMC Corp, Lucidia IT has been able to assist the company in its delivery of competition through IT.
“Lucidia IT has been our infrastructure partner for around 10 years, and over the last 3 years they’ve been integral to designing and building our next-generation end-user compute platforms in the US, and now, of course, globally,” Said Michael Loggins, SMC Corp’s Global Vice President of IT.
“We’re in the process of building data centres in Europe, and we’re in the architecture and design phase for Asia, Lucidia has done a great job of partnering with our teams to make sure they deliver exactly what we need,” Loggins added.
By providing clients with solutions that can actually support the integration and implementation of advanced technologies, such as automation, IoT and AI, businesses can gain that increasingly important competitive advantage over their business rivals.
With a specialist focus on solutions for data centres, cloud technologies and enterprise networking architectures for its customers, Lucidia IT draws on more than 80 years of combined skills and expertise from a diverse mixture of backgrounds to deliver the most innovative, cutting-edge and leading solutions available.
The company is a strong believer in diversity, and its ability to be an incubator for economic growth, innovation, and to provide a challenge against judgement and the status quo. Encouraging and embracing innovative ideas and ways of thinking or working can only bring benefits to everyone involved. As a woman-owned, small business, Lucidia IT is committed to giving back to the community and doing as much as it can for small or diverse suppliers and businesses.
Lucidia IT’s solutions cover:
- Communication & Collaboration
- End-User Compute
- Data Centre Technologies
- Enterprise Networking
- Cloud Connectivity
- Managed Services
With Lucidia IT as the building block to scaling up a business and migrating operations to a more digital, innovative way of thinking, businesses will only see benefits. It is clear to see, with solutions that are always surpassing the expectations of their clients.
The company’s mission is to “Bring integrity and engineering excellence to our customers through innovative technologies & solutions delivered with precision.” You can learn more about the innovative solutions, born from diverse minds and a forward-thinking culture,
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.