Tool Inventory App
A simple Tool Inventory App is all you need!
A Tool Inventory App Should Be Simple
Tool Inventory App a Modern Approach to Tool Tracking.
Tool inventory doesn’t have to be hard. Technology changes have delivered easy ways to manage tool inventory.
A considerable amount of money is spent on small equipment and power tools every month. Most dollars are spent in replacing items that were lost or stolen. However, the larger cost to a company are delays when a tool isn’t on a project when needed or when a valuable field worker spends hours looking for something.
Most contractors struggle with tool inventory management because they take the wrong approach to the problem. Generally, they treat tools as inventory and have the warehouse manager use the same approach as a consumable item. The approach of treating tools as inventory blends inaccurate accounting with overly burdensome operational steps. This results in a tool program that fails to deliver accurate accounting or efficient operational tracking.
The solution for companies is to stop mixing the field tracking and cost tracking components of small tool tracking. These are two different problems and require different approaches. Attempts to implement one solution for both problems is doomed to fail.
Having a tool inventory app track the management of tools separate from an inventory accounting system delivers better information in both areas. Accounting systems that are forced to try and provide location and responsibility information get bogged down. Both systems can be cleaner and more task appropriate when separated.