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01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
We are looking for a software package to manage our shop tool crib. We would like it to be AS/400 based. Any ideas where to start looking? Everything seems to be Windows based. Thank you, Pat
05-24-2000, 05:24 PM
It's been a long time, but I sort of remember Arthur Anderson's MACPAC had a module to handle this. Dave
05-25-2000, 10:45 AM
Please pardon my ignorance, but: What's a "tool crib"? Michael
05-25-2000, 10:51 AM
A place for baby tools.
05-25-2000, 11:00 AM
Bob, Ouch! Even I resisted that one..... Bret :)
05-25-2000, 11:11 AM
I have a very low smart-a-s-s threshold.
05-30-2000, 03:21 AM
Or, if you have a particularly dirty mind : ...(oh dear, never mind)... ;-)
05-30-2000, 01:46 PM
There is a software module from MAPICS called Tool Management & Planning System that is part of their "Paperless Manufacturing" suite. It is AS/400 based. It is integrated with the MAPICS MRP and Inventory modules, but I believe it can be run without MAPICS. The MAPICS web site should have some info on it. You can also get info from Information Systems Engineering (they wrote the software) at www.ise-erp.com
05-31-2000, 07:18 AM
So..... What IS tool crib ?
05-31-2000, 10:11 AM
It's been a long time since I've taken a shop class (e.g., high school woodshop, metalshop, etc.), but I think a tool crib is a place where tools are stored, checked out, and checked in. So tool crib software would keep track of who checked out that drill bit, when they did, when they returned it, and maybe track usage and other things. I was going to make a joke about their routers not being from Cisco, but I couldn't think of a way to make it funny, just lame.
05-31-2000, 11:04 AM
Ken, To steal a line from David Letterman, "Just saying Cisco Routers" (paraphrased) is funny enough... If you have a single Cisco Router running your network and you have several Cisco Routers as hubs, does that make them.......Cisco Kids???? Ouch! Even I thought that was bad..... Bret "Show me the Funny" Myrick
05-31-2000, 11:11 AM
There is an AS/400 product called "Rentalman" developed by Wynne Systems in California. Their web site is www.wynnesystems.com It is for checking out/in tools. Mention my name and you will probably not get a discount, favors, etc.
05-31-2000, 12:07 PM
Scott, Could you give us the name and address of the company. I want to submit them for a class action lawsuit unless they agree to change their name to rental"person" software. :) Bret Myrick
06-02-2000, 06:43 AM
A few years ago I worked for a large construction company that ran their business using software from Computer Guidance Corporation (CGC) in Phoenix, AZ. As I recall, the 'shop' used a rental module. You may want to check them out. HTH, Joe
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