At DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH in Neumünster the works management wished to ensure the 500-strong workforce had 3-shift round-the-clock access without problems to the tools they needed. They also wished to reduce significantly the time spent by employees fetching tools. This particular difficulty arose because there are various workshops across the site, so fetching tools took longer and was time-consuming.
Therefore, in close cooperation with the DB employees themselves – who would have to use and manage the tool management system on a day-to-day basis – and the Hoffmann Group Customer Service, an individual system was developed, tailored to the special requirements of the fitters. This reduced the burden on the fitters and succeeded in significantly optimising the daily operations.
Deutsche Bahn’s attention had been drawn to the GARANT Tool24 Smartline System by the website and information provided by the Hoffmann Group, and further particulars were provided in the course of meetings with the relevant Regional Sales Manager of the System Partner for Quality Tools. What finally convinced the DB Project Managers and a group of employees from the DB Vehicle Maintenance Division was a visit to the company Krones, which had been using the system successfully on a large scale for a long time.
“The high quality of the GARANT products and the outstanding advice provided by the Hoffmann Group during the planning and design concept phase gave us the final impetus to choose GARANT Tool24 Smart-line Systems”, says Jovany Krämer, Stores and Logistics Manager at DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH in Neumünster. In addition, he declared with satisfaction: “The use of the innovative tool management system has enabled us not only to improve our operations by reduced times for fetching tools and continuous round-the-clock availability of tools; it has also significantly raised the job satisfaction of our employees.”
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