Initial Situation

Especially consumables such as occupational safety, tools or spare parts with irregular, not always predictable requirements play an important role in the procurement of companies. If individual items are missing, such as protective work clothing or the right tools, it not only costs you and your employees a lot of time and money, but also harbors the risk of accidents.

Imagine an urgent job that needs to be completed on this night shift and your employee needs a special spare part to get a failed machine running again. Due to unreported withdrawals, the required part appears in inventory management, but the bin is empty.

BOOSTRACK is happy to help you avoid these problems.

Analysis by BOOSTRACK

Our customer from Rhineland-Palatinate, whose core competence as a technology company lies in metal and plastic processing, was looking for this optimization. Especially C-parts with a high throughput rate have to be available at the right place and in the right quantity at all times. With the BOOST.Tower dispenser from BOOSTRACK, our customer has an intelligent AKL that has the required material in stock at the right time and also triggers an automatic order when stocks are running out.

Thanks to the dynamic storage system in the BOOST.Tower, a large number of different materials can be stored as required and even in small quantities. In addition, there is an integrated management of loan tools, since it is not only possible to remove the items, but also to store them again or manage them on loan. BOOSTRACK has also developed a quick filling that significantly shortens this process for our customers.


Our BOOST.Tower output system combines the well-known advantages of common vending machines with advanced technology and innovative software. The system can be flexibly expanded and combined with our IOT devices. Access via RFID can take place in a multi-layered authorization system. The display of the product catalogs in the software can be used flexibly and intuitively. An important point is the connection to an existing ERP. Many machines only generate a standard CSV file here and complex interfaces have to be installed. Our BOOST.Tower can access a wide variety of formats and usually use the existing interface.

Operation and ongoing optimization

In this customer project, 7 goods issuing machines were used in the main plant in the most diverse parts of the plant with over 70.000 withdrawal entries per year. A continuation or an expansion of the machine project is planned in the plant with 2.300 employees. The filling service is carried out about twice a week by trained staff from our partner Lingemann in order to ensure a seamless supply of materials in the multi-shift plant.

Experience has shown that the machines can only be reliably filled via a buffer store. We coordinate the optimal disposition quantities individually with our customers and constantly monitor changes in requirements in order to avoid any overstocking or shortages.

The products removed are calculated in a specially structured collective invoice at the end of the month, in which the customer's own cost centers and cost units are listed cumulatively.

Measurable success

Since the introduction of electronic goods issue in 2015, our customer has seen a 20% reduction in the consumption of stored materials. The posting is now automated and the walking distances of the employees have been significantly reduced.