Updated Suite Streamlines Inventory Management, Cuts Operating Cost

CribMaster 10, CribMaster Web and CribMaster Mobile Plus address cost- and information-management objectives, with advanced mobile network technology
•  Oversee material availability across an enterprise
•  Site-filtering capability
•  Online interface, mobile app

Machining and manufacturing technology, increasingly, is an industrial sector with high operating costs, as capital is tied up in new production equipment, energy and utility costs, technology licenses, and labor costs. Consumable products represent a particularly demanding cost of doing business, with tools, inserts, workholding devices, and similar products representing a critical (and valuable) aspect of production efficiency and finished product quality.

For machine shops and similar manufacturing operations, inventory management has never been a more important element of operating efficiency.

CribMaster, a developer of industrial inventory and asset management software programs, has released a new operating suite designed to help industrial distributors and manufacturers streamline inventory management processes, to improve productivity and reduce operational costs. The suite includes CribMaster 10 software and the CribMaster Web and CribMaster Mobile Plus program – all optimized to address the rising cost- and information-management objectives for machining and manufacturing, with the availability of advanced mobile network technology.

One of the emerging standards for inventory management is the need to oversee material availability across an enterprise. Managing indirect material usage across multiple sites is challenging for industrial distributors and manufacturers because frequently it requires operating numerous disparate databases, or using one database that applies the same global settings for all sites regardless of specific requirements.

Combined, CribMaster 10, CribMaster Web and CribMaster Mobile Plus provide industrial enterprises with more control and mobility by enabling real-time access to site-level inventory data from anywhere. Using mobile devices and Web browsers can reduce the total cost of ownership of inventory management solutions by reducing the IT infrastructure requirements.

“This major release reinforces CribMaster’s position as a leader in delivering innovative software solutions for inventory and asset management,” stated president Jon Safran.

CribMaster 10 maximizes users’ visibility and control over inventory flow by site on a single software platform. They are able perform critical functions at the site or crib level, which means that managers can work with each site’s data according to the needs of a specific location.

“These solutions were designed with extensive collaboration with our customers,” Safran continued. “We continue our commitment to deliver the widest breadth of world-class hardware and software solutions in the market that enable companies to exceed their operational objectives.”

One user, Randy Bergstrom of DECO Tool Supply Co.’s PRISM division, emphasized CribMaster 10’s “new site filtering capability (that) makes a significant impact on our business because it allows the monitoring and management of multiple customers from a single database.

 “When setting up a crib application at multiple sites, this feature makes it easy to manage multiple locations, POU’s, and offsite storage,” Bergstrom added. “With access to better data, we can save time and resources.”

In addition to the new software release, the CribMaster Web function provides an online interface to the CribMaster platform, and provides access to a site’s databases from any registered device. The result is maximum versatility and ease of use – and reduced IT resource requirements.

Also now available is CribMaster Mobile Plus, an iPhone application that can replace the need for costly scanning equipment, reducing CapEx requirements significantly, increasing productivity and improving data accuracy. It means workers can use their smart devices as scanners with new capabilities, like as taking and attaching pictures, searching for POs, and verifying data.

CribMaster 10, CribMaster Web, and CribMaster Mobile Plus are all available now.

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