The Automated Locker Management
The task of managing school lockers manually is a very challenging one. Every year the schools must cross reference multiple lists and spreadsheets to figure out the best locker location and height for each student based on classes, schedules, and personal traits like student height or special needs.
In the traditional way of managing lockers, once the lockers are finally assigned to the students - which is already such an eye-crossing chore by itself - there is still such labor intensive work of students lining up to be attended, data entry, contracting, fees collections, combinations deliveries, and manually controlled spreadsheets.
Locker Locacao de Moveis ltd (www.locker.com.br), the parent company of GoLOC System, was incorporated in 1998. It began operations by renting lockers directly to the students as a third party in the hallways of Pontificia Universidade Catolica, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today, the company manages lockers remotely for over 80 schools and universities in 8 Brazilian states.
Over the last 10 years, the company accumulated valuable experience at managing lockers at multiple schools and locations. The perspective granted the company's management team with the vision that enabled the invention of the only ultimate method of managing lockers remotely (United States Patent Application No. 12/108,938; filed April 24, 2008): GoLOC System.
The schools using GoLOC System eliminated most of the operational activities related to locker management including lockers assigning, students lining up to be attended, data entry, contracting, fees collections, combinations deliveries, and manually controlled spreadsheets. The few remaining manual activities are now performed during vacations time, notably lockers and locks preparation and online system set up. On the first day of classes, all the students are able to access their lockers immediately.
The solution empowers: i) the students, by letting them choose and register their own lockers online according to their own preferences; and ii) the schools, by eliminating such labor intensive activities and creating maximum efficiency with total control.
The automation of GoLOC System saves time and helps the school to focus on what really matters.
GoLOC System is now ready to operate internationally through ThatsIT Systems, LLC.