What is Tool data management (TDM)?
Tool data management (TDM) software solutions ensure that tools are always available where they are needed on the shop floor. For this purpose, master data is collected in a central database (information on components and complete tools can be retrieved as needed, including graphics and 3D models).
In addition, TDM solutions organize the physical tool cycle on the shop floor by planning and preparing tools for orders in advance, calculating tool consumption, and creating lists of required tools, for example. The software provides transparency with regard to the tool inventory, the condition of the tools, and their current whereabouts. In this way, TDM helps to ensure optimal demand planning for the shop floor.