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Earthmoving manufacturer gets bespoke inventory solution

Miners and site operators implement innovative vending machines and storage units driven by a smart tracking software called CribMaster. 

As an engineer working to manufacture complex heavy equipment, there’s nothing more annoying than getting part-way through a job and having to halt everything for the sake of one component or tool.

In the mining industry, many of these sites are located away from town hubs and the convenience of supply stores, so when something is missing or unavailable it can bring operations to a standstill.

Russell Sheehan, state manager for Motion Australia in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, knows all too well how frustrating a poorly managed stocking system can be.

That’s why he’s working alongside miners and site operators to implement innovative vending machines and storage units, driven by a smart tracking software called CribMaster.

“These solutions are based on key pillars of managing stock efferently: transactional cost, operational savings, and reducing downtime,” he explains.

“Paired with our units of varying sizes and designs, the CribMaster software provides a singular invoice at the end of every cycle. This means that the customer can look at every line on a purchase order and know the accurate cost of transaction.”

Additionally, he says, that data can be categorised to have full visibility on where tools, safety wear, and consumables are going. This provides a clear reading on how long things are used for, how much product is used up for a specific task, and whether or not it gets returned into storage.

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