The client problem statement
“We have a requirement to maintain a tool room environment via ATS (Asset Tracking System). The system should be uniquely designed with today’s business dynamics in mind, ATS provides unparalleled functionality, robustness and flexibility. It must features a powerful database engine, integrated support for bar coding and mobile computing devices and an intuitive, familiar, easy-to-use Windows interface.”
Gasco, had up to this point, been relying on excel to maintain the Tool register and every time a tool was issued out, the details were updated manually by the storekeeper. The same process was followed for returning items. The Spread sheet was also manually updated to record new assets arrivals, tools which had been damaged or missing. This process was extremely cumbersome, error prone and could not provide GASCO with any of the business analytics or reporting that they required.
The HARDCAT Tool manager solution was proposed with a combination of 2D Dot foil labels and Direct part marking to uniquely Identify all of the tools. Hardcat with their partner Hexa were able to deliver the complete solution which included tagging over 5000 tools, configuring the system to accommodate 287 individuals, 227 locations, 319 separate product lines, develop a bespoke web front end and train all employees within 30 days of signing.
The clients response has been fantastic and they are now looking to standardize the solution to all of their tool rooms across their entire operation. Hardcat was also invited to the official ribbon cutting ceremony which was performed by Gasco’s Senior VP for operations.