TriTed Innovations Inc., Ontario

“Total ETO quickly pays for itself with the administration costs saved.”

Mehrdad Tufani, Co-owner, TriTed Innovations Inc.

About TriTed Innovations Inc.

TriTed Innovations Inc. specializes in the automation of production lines ranging from the automotive industry to the pharmaceutical sector. With years of experience and quality assurance in robotic cells, vision systems, material handling and consulting, TriTed can provide the right solution to any type of manufacturing situation.

Size of Company

15-20 employees

Industry

Design and Manufacturing of Robotics and custom made automation systems

Location

Cambridge, ON, Canada

Business Need

In 2008 when Mehrdad Tufani started TriTed with Miro Pantic, he contacted Total ETO to purchase our material resource planning system right away as he knew that it was the right solution for his engineer-to-order company.

Solution

Total ETO is specifically designed for the custom design manufacturer. Our system integrates your whole business from prospecting to shipping.

Dynamic Benefits and Results

  • Increase in efficiency and fewer errors
  • Eliminate engineering to purchasing bottleneck
  • Better communication
  • Robust reporting center
  • Great return on investment
  • Truly ETO software

Business Challenge

Mehrdad Tufani has had a long career working at several manufacturing firms with different enterprise resource planning solutions. At one of his previous positions he was introduced to Total ETO and was impressed with how the software solution mimicked the process of a custom design company. When he started up TriTed in 2008, Mehrdad quickly contacted us as he knew, without a doubt, that Total ETO would help him grow his company. Six years later, TriTed Innovation has grown considerably into a mid-sized engineer-to-order (ETO) company servicing North America.

 

Solution

There are many ERP software solutions on the market. Mehrdad had been exposed to several in his career and was not impressed with any solution other than Total ETO. Unlike other systems designed to suit several types of manufacturing, Total ETO was solely designed by engineers and is the only solution that can handle the complexities of custom design manufacturing.

 

Making a large investment in a software solution can be intimidating for any sized company but it is a necessary cost if a company wants to grow and succeed. For smaller companies, especially startups, the cost could seem even more overwhelming as it eats into the precious profits of the first few years.

 

For Mehrdad, the decision to purchase Total ETO was easy and affordable. He appreciated the value of our solution and understood that spending a little upfront was going to get him a larger return on investment.

 

From previous experience Mehrdad learned firsthand what a good software solution could do for the growth of a company. In the end “the software pays for itself as you save on admin costs”, Mehrdad states. The decision was a good one. With Total ETO, TriTed is prospering and entering their next phase in business.

 

Dynamic Benefits and Results

TriTed needed a reliable software solution that was designed for their business processes and could help them grow from a start up to a successful mid-sized company.

 

Increase in efficiency and fewer errors

Before implementing Total ETO, purchasing used Excel spreadsheets to capture all information, such as costs of projects, and had to rely on others to come to them with accurate costs in order to update the original spreadsheet. This is not only time consuming and inefficient but typically leads to incorrect information.

 

With Total ETO all employees can go into the system and update information. The data can then be pulled automatically from the system and manipulated as needed to gain the appropriate information or report.

 

Eliminate engineering to purchasing bottleneck

As nearly every order starts in engineering, it is frustrating to management when it stays there far too long. Most designers are fearful of releasing Bill of Materials (BOM) information too early because of the problem that change requests, from the client or the shop, can create for them. The result is that Purchasing receives information too late and is unable to purchase in time or at attractive prices. Total ETO created a system that eliminates this bottleneck. Our solution allows designers to create BOM’s quickly, gives them the confidence to release data frequently, which dynamically integrates with purchasing.

 

Total ETO’s unique “hold and release” system provides designers with unparalleled control on the release of BOM items and assemblies to purchasing. Color coded visual “tagging” gives the designers the ability to pre-release data with confidence.

 

TriTed appreciates the benefits of this smooth transition from engineering to purchasing. The communication between the departments is seamless as each department knows who purchased which part and at what price. As engineering creates the BOMs they can work with the purchasing officer to get the best price on parts.

 

Better communication

One common trait that is unique to all ETO businesses is the need to deal with constant changes throughout the life of each project. Design changes, order changes and delivery changes, will result in a delay in manufacturing and an increase in project costs.

 

For TriTed, the purchase of Total ETO has eliminated any miscommunication between departments. All information is entered into the system and is visible by all employees. That way anyone can, at any time, go into the system and see what parts have been ordered, which ones may be on back order and when they can be expected to be in the warehouse.

 

Robust reporting center

Total ETO features a Crystal Reporting engine that allows management to obtain any information they need quickly. In addition, Total ETO includes over 200 pre-designed reports on all aspects of the business. TriTed appreciates that the reports are customizable and specific to their business. At any given time management can get up to date information on suppliers, BOMs, part status, etc. The Reporting Center is a useful tool in making sure that management always has the latest information.

 

Great return on investment

Starting up a new business requires that one takes a lot of risks, financially and professionally. Most startups try to spend as little as possible in the first few years as they are growing their business.

 

Making a large investment in a software solution can be intimidating for any sized company but it is a necessary cost if a company wants to grow and succeed. For smaller companies, especially startups, the cost could seem even more overwhelming as it eats into the precious profits of the first few years.

 

For Mehrdad, the decision to purchase Total ETO was easy and affordable. He appreciated the value of Total ETO and understood that spending a little upfront was going to get him a larger return on investment.

 

From previous experience Mehrdad learned firsthand what a good software solution could do for the growth of your company. In the end “the software pays for itself as you save on admin costs”, Mehrdad states. The decision was a good one as with Total ETO, TriTed is prospering and entering the next phase of their business.

 

Truly ETO software

Many software companies claim to have engineer to order solutions but very few do. Total ETO has been created by engineers with the input of ETO companies and therefore mimics the unique way an engineer-to-order company runs its business. After working with several ERP solutions at past companies, Mehrdad understood the value of a truly ETO solution and it was the reason he chose Total ETO when he started his own company.

 

Total ETO is the only true engineer-to-order solution on the market.

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