I'm part of a small team of datacenter worker drones, and we're constantly wasting time hunting for tools because we can't find what we need.
In the case of some tools, I've just taken to buying literally 20 times as many as we need so that we can find them faster. But I can't do that for all of them.
Many are too expensive to buy one for every person and charge them for lost tools like I understand automotive shops sometimes do. We don't have personal lockers or space to install lockers, nor space for complete duplicates of all tools (one copy per employee) either.
What policies or procedures can we try, to reduce misplaced tools and the time wasted therefrom?