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RFID Strategy


Adoption of RFID into mainstream business processes is on the rise. The main drivers are better operational efficiency and profitability. Companies are more willing to adopt technology when their survival depends on it. The tried and proven technologies on which many companies are based could soon tangle them and constrain their competitiveness.

In parallel with this RFID adoption trend, technological advances with mobile, cloud, big data, sensor, software defined systems, and energy harvesting technologies, to name a few, are laying the foundation for a truly ubiquitous sensing environment that will truly change the way businesses see, manage, and execute their supply chains.

Market Challenges and Opportunities

Us, the consumers, are demanding more, faster and cheaper. As our entrenched brand loyalty lessens, our breadth of options expand, making us ever more likely to shift our preferences at a moment’s notice. This shift drives companies into a new uncertainty that challenges their traditional view of business and the markets that they serve while undermining their traditional systems, models, and planning tools.

Many companies will not be able to ever-adapt to this ever shifting market. Their systems, business models, and organizations just won’t cope and they will fold. Others will innovate and will survive. However they will still be partially tangled by their legacy systems until they are able to sell off or convert to newer, more relevant models, systems, and technology.

The timing of this wave of change, the one that will force some companies out of business and force others to innovate, depends largely on new entrants into the market as well as the specific industry. Consumers will gravitate towards the fresh and new experiences that new entrants will deliver. These companies have the opportunity to come on the scene with new and relevant everything and, they won’t be mired down by anything legacy.

Where do we fit in?

For well-funded new entrants and companies desiring to innovate, we can definitely provide a relevant business system that can scale and adapt. The main ingredients: cloud, rapid development, RFID. Neither new entrants nor those needing to innovate have time to waste. Losing opportunity due to SDLC delays is a non-starter. They expect to work with a company that can deliver incrementally and in short order.

Losing opportunity due to operational delays is another non-starter. They expect high throughput, accuracy, up-time and near time visibility into their goods as they flow through their operation.

What do we offer?

Our goal should be on high value flow for new entrants and companies readied to innovate.   From concept to operations, and from operations to business growth and expansion and ultimately cash. Our offer should be delivery of relevant business systems running in the cloud and supported by technologies that optimize business processes, thus reducing waste and increasing value to our clients, their customers, and their shareholders.


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Happy to Make the Cover of Manufacturing Technology Insights


Inventory models for calculating reorder points and optimal order quantities have been in existence long before the dawn of software era. When the first affordable automobile, Ford Model T was rolled off the assembly line, manufacturers were already reaping the financial benefits of inventory management by determining the answers to ‘When to deliver?’ and ‘How many to deliver?’ However, it seems an irony today—in the days of advanced information technology—that many companies are still not taking advantage of these fundamental inventory models. Organizations tend to have several systems to manage their business and often run their entire operations on excel spreadsheets which make activities such as assets tracking, equipment scheduling, or documenting essential incident details, snowball into their biggest headaches. This is a challenge that was comprehended beforehand by AscentERP. Co-founded by industry veterans Michael Trent, CEO, Shaun McInerney, President, and Akbar Rafiuddin, CTO—who bring years of experience in manufacturing, sales, and technology space respectively—AscentERP came in as an assistance stick for manufacturers who were struggling to position their next level of growth. In the course of their initiative, AscentERP found a perturbing obstacle: the silos and boundaries created between the business and IT by the existing ERP tools within organizations.

Through its AscentERP application, the company today breaks down the communication barriers in an organization and gets everyone on the same page. With an aim to support a flexible, sustainable, and extensible mentality, and also the warehouse and production floor, AscentERP provides an environment of collaboration—creating greater enterprise responsiveness, agility, and speed. Organizations using AscentERP don’t have to configure their processes based on the tool, as the firm delivers a flexible solution which can adapt and evolve according to the business processes that are already in place. “With AscentERP, inventory management doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, complex process. Companies can save resources that can be utilized to innovate products in accordance with dynamic market requirements,” says Rafiuddin. Along with its collaborative and enterprise-responsive capabilities, AscentERP also provides advisory services that present organizations with better implementation of workflows and processes.

Powerful Inventory Management Application

AscentERP is a cloud-based application that allows clients to manage their manufacturing supply chain in a revolutionary way. It enables end-to-end inventory tracking, right from raw materials or outsourced components to finished products over multiple locations. The clients benefit from instant access to inventory numbers across warehouses, broken out into any variation, with any set of details to get products to customers before anyone else.



revival of our nation's core competency, manufacturing

Ascent is excited to exhibit at this years American Rental Association trade show.
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Exhibits: Feb. 18-20, 2019


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“We just recently implemented AscentERP as our enterprise solution for managing both B2C and B2B models. Our instance of AscentERP has a custom interface with Shopify (our e-commerce engine) and accumulates and records sales orders and fulfillment events seamlessly.”




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