Kennametal offers ToolBOSS, a smart tool vending machine for secure, auditable storage of tools and supplies. With the ToolBOSS machine, storage units can be used alone or together and offer secure inventory control, accountability of tool usage, and flexibility in storage options. Every ToolBOSS has powerful and easy to use software. Because of the unique design, items once issued can also be returned for repeated use. The ToolBOSS machine also includes a flexible report generator that enables the user to have standard and customised report output. Once the report has been defined, it can be accessed anywhere on the network or sent via email on a schedule to the appropriate recipient. Users on the network can access the ToolBOSS to reconfigure, run reports and collect ordering information. Full EDI/electronic capability is included with the system for analysis of information and purchasing. Multiple independent suppliers can have access to only their own information. The ToolBOSS also includes feature such as automatic procurement capabilities and centralised SQL database.
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