Industrial Tooling Corporation launch SmartDrawer® vending solution

Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has introduced the new SmartDrawer® vending solution. The new SmartDrawer® system is able to better inventory management and cut costs on the shop floor. Using smart technology to dispense single or multiple items, the configurable drawer system is an effective solution to ensure important tools which support production are always available.

The SmartDrawer® system comprises individually locked compartments that are controlled by an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and operation is fully customisable to provide staff with self-serve access to cutting tools and equipment on demand.

With a high storage capacity and a small footprint, the SmartDrawer® makes the most of limited and valuable factory floor space to make storing, tracking and dispensing products quick and easy, without compromising reliability. Some of the key features of the SmartDrawer® include a touchscreen interface for quick product selection, intuitive administration functions for simple stock control, enhanced rapid refill functionality for speedy and accurate restocking, customisable storage configuration for single or multiple items, a range of drawer sizes to fit stock lists and Wi-fi network connection capability. All of this provides manufacturers with complete control and transparency of the supply chain.

The SmartDrawer® system available from ITC communicates with the cloud-based SupplyPro Intelligent Software solution that can be configured to meet business demands. Working with ITC and its technical partners at Tooling Intelligence, end users can choose from a range of options to optimise their vending software by adding a VIM (Virtual Inventory Module). This allows inventory to be controlled away from the vending machine. Additionally, a barcode reader can be added to the system, so anything vended can be allocated to a works order. This gives an accurate tooling cost for each works order.

As a fully reconfigurable system, the SmartDrawer® can be adapted over time as the inventory requirements of a business evolve with the facility for auxiliary units to be added to increase the storage capacity.

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