"How can we reduce our tool crib budget - and support production?"
Valve manufacturer reduces tool usage 30%
A high-end drag valve manufacturer, faced with increasing competition from overseas, required all departments to cut their budget by 15%. How could the tool crib accomplish that, without having a negative impact on the production department? And how could they guarantee that the correct tool would be used on each and every job to reduce scrap on their very expensive parts?
The company evaluated their tools and items, and found that 20% of the items drove 80% of the transactions at the tool crib window. Three AutoCrib point of use dispensing machines were added, for complete locked-down control of these fast-moving round tools and inserts.
With over 1,300 employees in production, the AutoCrib systems are issuing over 18,000 items per month. And DoALL-DGI Supply is managing over 1,600 SKUs with AutoCrib software. Trane can access automatic reports on usage, and usage is easily controlled by item and employee.