Product Management

How to Track Tools Effectively

IntelliPort: A tool tracking softwareTracking your company’s tools is one of the most important responsibilities and functions that will take place in any work site. Indeed, tracking your tools efficiently and effectively makes it possible for your company to focus on other things because it frees up valuable manpower to focus on the job at hand.

Over the past decade, industrial vending has grown considerably in scope, size and capability. Today’s tool vending machines are equipped to handle a wide variety of tools and building materials, making industrial vending a viable option for every work site. Furthermore, the widespread availability of technology such as RFID tags and tool tracking software has enhanced the value of industrial vending by making it easier than ever before to locate tools and materials 24/7. Naturally, this ability to track the tools on each and every work site that your company manages enables you to know exactly who checked what tools out, where they were utilized, and for what period of time they were used.

Additionally, tool crib technology comes with every manager’s dream: automatic inventory reordering via sophisticated but easy to use tool tracking software. This feature is great for busy work sites because it means your workers will never be left idle without the tools they need to finish your projects on time and on (or hopefully under) budget. All you need to do is program the software to reorder at specified levels and you will never run out of the materials your crews need to keep working.

So the next time you are looking for a new way to manage your tools effectively, give serious consideration to installing an industrial vending machine at your work site. We guarantee you that the only thing it can’t do to keep your crews moving is make the coffee.

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