Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc.

COMPANY: Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc.
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