The purpose of the Tool Crib System (TCS) is to provide Physical Plant employees with the work tools needed to complete their zone maintenance jobs.

The purpose of the Tool Crib System (TCS) is to provide Physical Plant employees with the work tools needed to complete their zone maintenance jobs. Employees will occasionally conduct tool check-outs. The TCS staff will maintain records of those check-outs and provide the employees with the appropriate tools and a tool check-in receipt. When employees have finished with the tool(s), the employee must conduct a tool check-in at the Tool Crib. In response to the tool check-in, the TCS staff will maintain records of the tool check-in and provide the employee with a tool check-in receipt. Occasionally, zone foremen will make a tool purchase decision that results in the TCS staff needing to generate a purchase order that is sent to the supplier. When shipments of new tools are received, the TCS staff will notify the foreman of their availability and also send a shipment receipt notice to Accounts Payable notifying them that the purchase order has been filled and can now be paid.