Company: Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc.
Headquarters: Los Angeles
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Aerospace and defense
Primary Product Line: National defense contractor, aircraft maintenance and repairs
Name of Project: Comprehensive Tool Control Program
Project Objective: To have no lost tools by identifying missing tools quickly, initiating a search, and recovering them; do this automatically with little time, effort, or disruption to operations
Technologies Employed: Cribmaster equipment for wireless capability, Cribmaster software from WinWare Inc.
Accomplishments/ROI: Overall improvement to the tool control program; reduced mechanic’s dwell time for checking tools in and out; more accurate knowledge of a tool’s location; manual audits of tool boxes no longer required, saving workers time