New SupplyPro SBD-Maxx and Expanded SmartDrawer Options

Put High Density Absolute Control® Tool Storage at the Point-of-Use

New Solutions Expand SupplyPro's High Density Tooling Management Offerings

SAN DIEGO - SupplyPro, Inc., the lean process expert for managing indirect materials in diverse organizations, today announced it has introduced new offerings for high-density tool storage at the Point-of-Use with the introduction of the SBD-Maxx and a new 48-lid SmartDrawer. Both products provide Absolute Control® of expensive and critical tooling in a small footprint, without compromising ease of use, right where it is needed on the manufacturing floor.

The SBD-Maxx harnesses SupplyPro's proprietary SmartDrawer Box Dispenser(SBD) technology to deliver simple and easy to use control of more than 400 parts and tooling with no repackaging. Its smart technology can:

  • Accurately provide discrete tool use and tracking analysis (by job, machine, etc.)
  • Automate use of reworks before new
  • Provide electronic ordering and automated inventory alert notifications
  • Eliminate waste and excess inventory
  • Enforce return of used tools for inspection before operator can dispense again

    SmartDrawer 48-Lid
    The SmartDrawer 48-lid doubles the capacity of a single SmartDrawer allowing individual control of up to 48 dispensing SKUs in one drawer. This cover is ideal for expensive carbide taps, reamers, inserts, batteries and drill bits. Specially designed sloped trays allow for easy part removal and loading.

    David J. Simbari, president and CEO of SupplyPro, said, "For more than 16 years, and 4,000 installations, SupplyPro has remained an innovation leader in managing indirect materials, especially for the cutting tools market. We are constantly analyzing the needs of manufacturers to provide solutions that bring real value to the manufacturing floor. These new offerings leverage the capabilities that we have pioneered and establish the groundwork for future product introductions in 2011. "

    SupplyPro is exhibiting at IMTS in Chicago - booth number W-1491. The company will be providing demonstrations of its industry-leading Point-of-Use devices and software from September 13-18.

    About SupplyPro
    SupplyPro is the lean process expert for managing indirect materials in diverse organizations. For 16 years the San Diego-based firm has helped over 1,000 industrial manufacturers in 32 countries eliminate the complexity in automating the acquisition, distribution and management of indirect materials inventory, including MROP, safety and tooling. SupplyPro's complete and integrated solutions enable it to easily adapt to customers' business environments and interface to existing ERP and supply chain systems, to deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. For more information, visit or call 1.858.587.6502 or 1.513.671.4933 x. 107.

    Media Contact:
    Jennifer Kamienski
    SupplyPro, Inc.

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