Reduce Labor Looking for Tools
Tool assemblies are frequently setup (made-ready) several days
in advance of the job running. Foreman and crib attendants
begin looking for the tooling to complete the setup. The
tooling is somewhere; on the shop floor, in a machinist
toolbox, in an engineer’s desk drawer, in cutter grind,
on-order, or possibly not even on order. Foremen spend
40-80% of their time looking for tools. With
your time looking for tools is reduced to clicking a
button to find them wherever they are located.
Reduce Machine Setup Time
Incomplete tool packages are frequently sent to the shop
floor. Machine operators spend 20% of their time looking
for tools. If you could reduce the setup time by only 10%,
what effect would this have on your manufacturing. Reduced
Setup times means increased cutting time availability.
Machine Cutting Time
the correct tool (i.e. proper insert grade) to run the job will
mean longer run-times at the machine with the correct speeds and
feeds. PC‑TOOLCRIB also promotes the return of recyclable tools
like drills and their orderly regrind enabling them
to be placed back into service as a used tool.
the correct or new tool will ensure the quality of your
machined product. Engineering has spent the necessary time to
specify the correct tool for a job, but too often another tool
or used tool is substituted because the specified tool is not available. Using an
incorrect tool can also result in scrapping of the part or
increased cost of reworking a part.
For All Types of Industries
Reduce the Number of Purchase Orders
internal burden cost of a
typical purchase order averages $175.00. If
you could reduce the number of purchase orders that you
write every month by only three, you will have paid for PC‑TOOLCRIB in less than
a year. Using PC-TOOLCRIB to tell you what needs
ordered and from which suppliers not only reduces the number
generated each month, but also eliminates the paper work.
The entire process is electronic and paper-less from PO
creation, to transmission to suppliers, and receiving.
Number of Emergency Purchase Orders
often when you need a tool or part the drawer is empty.
PC-TOOLCRIB reduces these stockouts by monitoring your
inventory levels and will list items to order and can even
automatically place them on a requisition before they become empty.
Overnight Freight Cost
Frequent next day shipments will become a thing of the past. Knowing
inventory usage and supplier delivery times will allow you
to establish proper inventory levels and reducing the
number of times you need the item shipped overnight.
PC-TOOLCRIB also can recommend the optimum re-order point
and ordering quantity (ROQ or Max) based on past usage and
lead times to further
eliminate stock out and insufficient inventory levels.
gage used to check a part quality been out of calibration,
is a fire extinguisher beyond its inspection date, what
assets are at an outside service company and why, and who
has used this caliper. These are all questions that
PC-TOOLCRIB can answer for better management and before an
auditor wants to know.
what and how much is being used you can negotiate quantity discounts
PC-TOOLCRIB manages per item. Have quantities released for delivery over a period of time rather than
the full quantity using PC-TOOLCRIB's monthly blanket PO releases.
PC-TOOLCRIB interfaces with ERP systems enabling more
precise production planning.
the indirect inventory costs for a past job or part will
enable you to produce more precise job estimates.
Know What Your
Costs per Job or Part
When tools, assets, and MRO items are issued to a job or part
you have the exact costs charged and easily report on the
Your Inventory Value
It is a critical accounting requirement to always know the total
ownership cost of your inventory particularly serial numbered
items which are considered fixed capital assets.
Inventory levels are reduced as a result of the normal use of
PC-TOOLCRIB. Reduction occurs through elimination of obsolete
items, overstocking, duplication, better service from suppliers
to just mention a few.
Know What is
PC-TOOLCRIB tracks a rolling twelve-month period and the past
five years of usage. Now you can easily identify what items are
no longer used through a standard report listing obsolete items.
obsolete items saves storage space and can be sold.
PC-TOOLCRIB employees are unaware of what items are currently
being stocked and can request the purchase of the same item
using a different supplier or manufacturer SKU number. Also with
PC-TOOLCRIB’s integrated Tool Standard software provides geometric search
capabilities engineers can identify what is currently being
purchased and stocked.
Your Returnables are Located
You currently may not be able to locate your returnables and
find it easier to buy more than take the time to try and find
them wasting money and increasing needed storage space.
Returnable items are always tracked in PC-TOOLCRIB as to who
currently has them and for how long or where they are stored.
Serialized assets can have a number of days limit to help get
Every dollar you save in indirect purchases goes directly to the
bottom line of your P & L statement.
or Maintain Certifications
company cannot produce reports, export historical usage data,
show proper procedures are in place, and provide detailed
information on how assets have been inspected, maintained, and
calibrated to satisfy an auditor, then obtaining or maintaining
your ISO, MIL-STD, FDA or other certifications can not be