Tools, Stocked Tools & Tool Room

 

Tools, Stocked Tools & Tool Room

We have a tool crib/tool room/warehouse stocked with tools. I will be implementing controls related to checking out tools, rotating from one warehouse to the other and inventory. Is anyone doing something similar and if so would you be willing to share. We have Maximo and I will be utilizing Stocked Tools in Maximo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Doug

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Doug,

Sounds like we have similar set ups as far as a tool room situation. Currently we track what is "permanently" on a truck on a spreadsheet and control that through the tool room if a "permanent" tool breaks, gets reassigned or goes in for repair. For other "temporary" items such as sod cutters, power tamps etc. that go in and out of the tool room we have created each truck as a bin. All the items in the tool room have a bin assignment in the tool room (ie A01B02). When a crew member request a tool we simply transfer it to thier truck bin "V207". The item still counts as inventory but is just in a different bin. So if we have two widgets, one may be in bin A01B02 and the other in V207! This way we can always go back to who last had taken the tool out and track it down that way. We are only a one building operation. You may have to create multiple locations to accomplish what I think you are trying to do. I have heard of Maximo but do not know anything about it. Good luck! Feel free to call if you have questions. Bernie 651-463-6293. 

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Thanks Bernie I do appreciate the information. Sorry I have not replied but my focus was directed to other projects. WE are still working on developing some sort of tool tracking. Looking at maybe using bar codes and a scanner. The program that we use is Maximo and has the ability to have store rooms with stocked tools. I will update as we move forward.

 

Thanks Doug