Tribute Provides the Tools That Keep Your Pump Distribution Business Flowing Smoothly
With an extensive history and deep understanding of the industrial distribution marketplace, Tribute knows the challenges that pump distributors and flow solution providers face daily. That’s why we have designed our TrulinX ERP software and our work order management (WOM) tool to work effectively for you. With specialized features for pump distributors and design engineers, we can help:
- Capture customer specifications with our Template Comment capabilities
- Easily track and manage outsourced fabrication for your projects
- Allow for swap outs and conversions on your assemblies (e.g., impeller, housing, etc.)
- Efficiently manage and track inventory, scrap, labor, and burden
- Obtaining accurate costs to maximize gross margins
- Managing components and subassemblies for complex kits, such as fuel oil pump sets
- Service and repair management
TrulinX ERP Software is Designed for Pump Distribution and Flow Solution Providers
An Easy & Flexible User Interface
The TrulinX work order module has an easy and flexible Bill of Materials (BOM) interface allowing the user to ‘drag and drop’ components. Subassemblies can be created in TrulinX, while the WOM tool allows for the use of permanent structures and on-the-fly structures at any level of the bill. You can also source, expedite, and route all within the same screen. In addition, we offer the ability to substitute components or checking availability at other locations for components that are constrained.
Work Orders Can be Created Independently for Build to Stock
The work order can be entered directly for Build to Order, or it can be created separately for Build to Stock Orders. This can be helpful in many cases, such as repairs, estimates, or if you sell standard pumps to certain industries, where you always want to have a few on the shelf.
Work in Process Inventory
You can designate an assembly as a fabrication, which will move components to ‘work in process’ inventory while the assembly is being completed. Numerous easy and flexible options are provided for the movement of components. Components can be easily moved from one job to another; components purchased specifically for one job can be routed directly to that job when received. Reports and inquiries are available to list all your work in process and to expedite for a particular job whenever desired.
Application of Labor & Burden
Enter estimates of both labor and burden if desired. If estimates are entered, they are used to help determine the cost when jobs are partially completed. The actual costs applied are also tracked throughout the process. When the job is complete, the costs will be reconciled and a comparison will be available at the subassembly and assembly levels of the job. TrulinX will keep track of inventory items used, as well as costs by category. Users may have as many labor and burden lines as they desire and the labor and burden will be accumulated for each subassembly as well as for the entire job.
Routing Options for Pump Assembly
You can choose who is going to complete a BOM or any subassembly within that BOM structure from a variety of options: the assembly could be internal, another location could build the entire assembly or one or more subassemblies, or an outside vendor could build the whole assembly or one or more subassemblies. You can then route an assembly from one source to another easily. You will also control the final destination of the completed assembly with shipping papers generated to help warehouse personnel and outside vendors route products correctly.
Serial Number Tracking for Your Pump Assemblies or Components
A serial number of a pump and/or its components can be tracked throughout the system. You can enter the serial number of an assembled pump or its components as you receive them in from suppliers into TrulinX, which will keep track of them for warranty and preventative maintenance, along with tracking them throughout the assembly process.
We also offer an auto-generating serial numbers feature for the pumps you build in your shop. Whenever a work order is generated for a built item, a new serial number can be automatically generated along with a label.
Heat/Batch/Lot Control for Your Pump Inventory
Manage your pump inventory with our Lot Control system, which allows you to track lots, heats, and batches based on PO Receipt lines. Additionally, you can enter vital information, such as the date received and the lot it belongs to, giving Customer Service real-time information. Our First In, First Out (FIFO) feature will also ensure you will use the oldest inventory first to prevent scrap or aged inventory.
Pump Service/Repair Management
The ability to receive a customer’s pump, inspect it and quote the customer from one screen is key. Managing the estimating and actual repair process is crucial to profitability on each job! Capturing the labor, overhead, and part costs tend to get away from distributors, which is why TrulinX has the tools to tightly manage each step along the way to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
TrulinX Gives Hayes Pump a Competitive Edge
Hayes Pump distributes a wide selection of industrial, commercial, and municipal pumps. In the video, Eric Zadravec of Hayes Pump speaks about how technology is the key to keeping their business ahead of the curve. With a strong operating model, and excellent customer support, TrulinX helps provide Hayes Pump with that differentiating factor to successfully compete in the pump distribution business.
"We have partnered with TrulinX development to integrate TrulinX into our CRM and business analytics engine to provide a total integrated solution for Hayes Pump. We believe that TrulinX software is providing the efficiencies to allow us to stay competitive in the market."
July 17, 2019
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