Tribute Provides the Tools That Keep Your Business Flowing Smoothly
With an extensive history and deep understanding of the industrial distribution marketplace, Tribute knows the challenges that pump distributors & flow solution providers face daily. That’s why we have designed our software and our Work Order Management (WOM) tool to work effectively for you. With specialized features for pump distributors & design engineers, we can help you address concerns that keep you up at night, such as:
- 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 (i.e. impeller, housing, etc.)
- Efficiently manage and track inventory, scrap, labor and burden
- Obtaining accurate costs to maximize gross margins
- Managing components & subassemblies for complex kits such as Fuel Oil Pump sets
- Service and Repair Management
Featured Solutions 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 and the WOM tool provides 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 from the sales order or it can be created separately for Build to Stock Orders. This can be helpful in many cases such as repairs or 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.
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 vendor’s 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 our system 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 Seal Inventory
Manage your pump seal inventory with our Lot Control system which allows you to track lots / heats / batches based on PO Receipt lines and enter vital information such as the date received and the lot it belongs to, thereby giving Customer Service real-time information. It will also ensure you will use the oldest inventory first, using our FIFO feature, to prevent scrap or aged inventory.
The ability to receive in 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, but we have the tools in our system to tightly manage each step along the way to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
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