Where’s the Tools?
ISC Constructors designs and installs complex electrical and power management systems. They do phenomenal work, and it’s easy to see how passionate they are by looking at their beautiful installations.
One process that makes their operation tick is a paper-based system that employees use to request the various tools they need at a particular job site. Each requisition goes through a process:
- 1 Employee requests tool(s) for some job during some date range
- 2 Requests are approved or denied based on tool availability and other factors
- 3 Approved tools are collected and scheduled for delivery
- 4 Tools are delivered to the job site, and someone signs off
A separate return home request occurs when tools are no longer needed, and the same workflow commences in reverse. The tool dispersal process was far from perfect, but it got the job done for many years.