Lost or misplaced durables are a major expense for manufacturing facilities, resulting in replacement costs and time, and lower productivity. Your workforce could be wasting hours each month searching for missing tools, equipment and items— or trying to track down the last person to use them. If the documentation for broken and uninspected tools is inaccurate, for instance, you might find out only after a job has already begun.

To address manufacturers’ concerns over missing durables, CribMaster developed solutions that increase employee accountability, secure inventory and assets, and improve reporting accuracy. In thousands of deployments, our advanced solutions have proven their worth to manufacturers around the world.

Here are the CribMaster solutions our customers find most effective for managing their durable items.


Solution Technology # of SKUs Security Level Footprint
CM Client

Software at the storeroom tracks all scanned transactions

Barcode Unlimited Medium Mobile

Manages any type of inventory in a centrally located tool crib or storeroom environment

RFID Unlimited Medium Medium

Provides secure 24/7 tool availability, critical to productive environments

Barcode Up to 1000 Low Small

Provides positive tool control in industries where accountability for every tool is critical

RFID Up to 400 Medium Small

Access-controlled, flexible solution for single-item transactions

Locker Up to 24 High Small

Allows authorized users to efficiently access and return larger durable items

RFID Up to 400 Medium Modular


If your requirements for managing durables call for something different, we have an extensive solution portfolio to choose from. Each solution is scalable, customizable, and configurable to fit your exact needs, and our team will work with you to configure the right solutions to meet your objectives.