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Avoid Stalled Productivity with Automation for Tool and Equipment Management

It’s a familiar sight. Workers standing around, waiting to be issued tools and equipment at the beginning of the workday. Or is it actually the end of the day, and they’re standing around waiting to return their tools?

Either way it looks the same – costly and inefficient. Calculate the time and money wasted for each worker, times twice a day and the total number of workers, and it quickly adds up.

Toolhound 5 Prevents Stalled Productivity

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With the ToolHound 5 asset tracking system, you can eliminate time-consuming manual tool tracking to avoid stalled productivity, while still keeping workers accountable for valuable equipment. For example, with the ToolHound SecureCrib™ software, workers can quickly get and return the tools they need from a fully automated tool kiosk without a tool crib attendant.

SecureCrib™ uses a simple touchscreen computer or an RFID portal to allow a worker to scan an ID badge to start the process, and then choose to either check out or return inventory. Using an RFID reader, the worker simply scans the items, confirms that the list on the computer screen matches their inventory, and then proceeds to their jobsite or returns their tools to the crib.

Whether you prefer to use a fully automated kiosk or a manned tool crib, ToolHound is a complete solution for construction inventory management that includes both barcode and RFID technology, mobile computers and software.

ToolHound not only helps you make sure that the right tool is in the right place at the right time, but also allows you to automate and streamline the issue and return of equipment for even greater productivity. After all, why pay workers to stand around when they could already be on the jobsite?