CONSIGNMENT PROGRAMS – Since its founding more than 60 years ago,


In 1997, Pioneer Tool established a relationship with AutoCrib, Inc. – the leading manufacturer of vendor-managed inventory software and hardware solutions in the industry.  Pioneer Tool has always managed consigned inventory programs at customer locations.  But the evolution of technology enabled Pioneer Tool to enhance this service by installing a single PC that could control many Remote Dispensing Stations at a customer location.  Similar to a candy machine, these systems would enable machine operators to issue tools only after they logged in and entered specific data required by their managers.  Pioneer Tool consigned all of the inventory in the machines, and there was full accountability for each tool issued out of the machines.  Each morning, Pioneer Tool would log into the PC at the customer location to review current stock levels and to determine any trends that would require restocking the machines. 


Over the past 13 years, the concept remains the same.  Pioneer Tool is committed to managing a customer’s tooling inventory and preventing any stockouts based on daily analysis of stock levels.  AutoCrib continually designs and manufactures better products that are essential for Pioneer Tool to exceed customer expectations.



AUTOCRIB – AutoCrib is the industry leader in providing vendor managed inventory software and hardware solutions.  From their early product offering of a Remote Dispensing Station with a 70 tool capacity that performs similarly to a candy machine, they have expanded their products to include 3 different-sized machines with a series of counter-rotating carousels with that have capacities of 500, 1000 or 2000 tools.  They have also created a specific machine to dispense gloves, a scale-based machine to manage nuts and bolts, and various locker configurations for oversized products.  All products are managed by the same software on a single PC at the customer location.  Pioneer Tool logs into this PC on a daily basis to monitor stock levels and take a proactive approach to managing the customer’s inventory.  Please click HERE to learn more about what an AutoCrib System can do for you.


Updated: 10/10/2015 10:17:00 AM - cbignell

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