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Growth Brings Need for Better Tool Crib Management

According to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction firms added 29,000 workers to their payrolls in February, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the total 295,000 new jobs last month. This growth is a welcome relief for construction professionals, and the industry is booming in many parts of North America.

But fast growth brings its own special set of challenges. For example, as new jobs are added to the work schedule, and workers are added to the payroll, keeping up with your equipment and tool inventory becomes more complicated.

Tool Crib Management Protects Your Investment

To make the most of industry growth, it’s important to protect the investment you’ve made in your tools; even as you may be expanding your inventory. The ToolHound SecureCrib™ inventory tracking software makes it simple to set up a fully automated kiosk, letting workers quickly get and return tools they require without needing a tool crib attendant.

With SecureCrib, workers check out and return their own tools, scanning their badge and using a touchscreen computer and an RFID portal to check out or return inventory. The result is a quick, streamlined process that still keeps the employee accountable for the equipment.

Purchasing Made Easier

Rapid growth also means that purchasing tools and consumable inventory can become quite a chore. Because efficient inventory purchasing is a key business priority, ToolHound developed the Purchasing Module to simplify management of this important function. The purchasing module monitors item availability and usage to automate the purchase process, helping to make sure the right tools are available when needed.

Tool crib management is made easy with ToolHound’s tool management software. We make it simple to stay ahead of fast growth, allowing you to maximize productivity and protect your investments.