About Jon Andresen

Jon Andresen is the President and Principal Consultant of TechnologySolutions, an international consultancy focusing on business and technology integration including UID, RFID, bar coded part marking, part traceability, reliability, Spec 2000 eBusiness, and data lifecycle. Recent and current clients include the US Department of Defense, Boeing, Boeing Helicopter, Bombardier, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, SAP, Tracer San Francisco State University, Chiron and other major corporations. He worked for over a decade as an IT Technical Architect at United Airlines where he implemented thousands of bar code reading, printing, and network devices in their Maintenance Division covering applications in shipping/receiving, WIP, Time & Attendance, warehouse tracking, parts tracking, and tool inventory control. Andresen also served as the Chair of the ATA Spec 2000 Bar Code Taskforce for nearly two decades, and was the Stocker Visiting Professor at Ohio University in 2002. With a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic University and Master’s in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is the author of dozens of magazine articles, consulting reports, and white papers and has spoken at more than 50 industry gatherings worldwide.

It’s All About the Data!

Hardware – Software – Peopleware – the three legs of a successful technology implementation into an existing business process.  But as important as each of those are, it’s the integration of all those to provide better-faster-cheaper and more accurate data that is the benefit the corporation needs from the new technology process.  It’s hard […]

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Internal Delivery Tracking Using the “Poor Man’s RTLS Solution

An earlier blog introduced how this “Poor Man’s RTLS” solution works, and here we’ll discuss another example – Tracking internal deliveries.

In many large operations, fast deliveries are the order of the day.  In the aviation arena it is about two orders of magnitude more important than in other businesses.  Why? For lack of a […]

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“Poor-man’s” RTLS system

A Real Time Location System (RTLS) has been a wonderful idea for a long time, but it also has been pretty expensive for a long time.  So I’ve developed an alternative solution that may get you 90% of the benefit at 10% of the cost.

The problem is that you need to install a large […]

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