Tool Crib Management Made Easy with ToolHound RFID SecureCrib

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for tool-crib management, tool and equipment tracking and tool and equipment inventories.
April 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Traditional tool and equipment tracking solutions typically manage tool inventory with bar codes and require a tool crib attendant to handle tool issues and returns. With the introduction of technologies like radio frequency identification (RFID), new efficiencies in tool tracking solutions have been developed. These solutions, like ToolHound’s RFID SecureCribTM, are fully automated, enabling workers to quickly get and return the tools they require without a tool crib attendant while still keeping the employee accountable for them.

SecureCribTM Kiosk allows workers to check out and return their own tools using a simple-to-use touch screen computer and RFID reader. The worker simply scans their badge to start the process and then chooses whether they are checking out or returning inventory. The RFID reader then scans all items the worker possesses and displays them on the computer screen. The worker confirms that the list matches their inventory and proceeds to their work space or to the crib to return their tools.

SecureCribTM Portal provides all the capabilities of the kiosk plus the added benefit of restricting access to the tool crib only to authorized workers.

ToolHound’s RFID tool tracking solution will:

   * Reduced tool crib labor costs
   * Increase visibility of tools and equipment status and location
   * Improved productivity and employee efficiency by allowing tool crib attendants to focus on more important tasks
   * Enforce maintenance schedules
   * Read multiple tool tags simultaneously resulting in faster transactions

By using ToolHound’s SecureCribTM, site managers will have accurate, up-to-date inventories of their tools and equipment, which could significantly reduce the volume of tools and equipment that get lost, hoarded or removed from the work site.

In addition, by combining tool information with employee IDs, site managers would record which employee used which tool, and when, increasing the accountability of staff. ToolHound’s SecureCribTM also automates tool and equipment inventory counts, providing a complete, accurate snapshot of asset status in a fraction of the time it would take to complete a manual inventory.

It really is that easy…

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ToolHound provides a powerful Tool and Equipment Management System that allow construction, maintenance and repair organizations to gain control of their tools and equipment inventory.
Source:Christine Ball
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