Tricorn - Production control software for small engineering companies

Production Control Software for Small Engineering Companies


Tricorn - Production control software for small engineering companies

Tricorn is a very intuitive system for small precision machining companies that process jobs on a make-to-order basis, providing:

  • Streamlined ISO9001 compliance
  • Automated paperwork
  • Scheduling and capacity planning
  • Shopfloor data collection
  • Job costing
  • Advanced business reporting

TRICORN is the result of many years experience in dealing with the needs of small, medium and large manufacturing businesses. Our Production Control software is designed to be user-friendly, easy to learn and gives the flexibility needed to manage operations from quotations through to invoicing, enabling you to meet quality, cost, efficiency and delivery targets.

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Integrated modules provide both management and operational tools and are especially suited to sub-contract, KOP, Kan-Ban, made-for-stock products and "make to order" manufacturing, including assemblies.

The comprehensive report generation and search capabilities enable you to continually evaluate performance and improve the efficiency of the total manufacturing process through variance analysis and improved control of lead times, inventory and work in progress.

The system provides a vehicle for quickly responding to customers’ changing demands and for testing "what if" scenarios.

Tricorn interfaces with SAGE, QuickBooks, Xero and other premier accounting packages, closing the loop to your financial system.

Key Features

Features of the system include:
  • Job costing estimates including materials, labour, sub-contract, components and tooling
  • Create quotes from estimates, previous quotes, works orders or parts templates
  • Simply generate multiple quotes with amortisation of set-up costs.
  • Direct email of all documents via Outlook
  • Customer order acknowledgments
  • Full traceability of materials and subcontract treatments
  • Comprehensive report library
  • Stock management for materials and finished parts including minimum, replenishment and maximum holdings
  • Supplier purchase orders for materials and components
  • Export of invoices to Sage or QuickBooks
  • Attach links to external files (drawings, Certificates of Conformity, NC programs etc.)
  • Picking lists and delivery notes
  • Invoicing, credit notes and pro formas
  • Automated dashboard

Valuechain Benefit

knowledgeable support staff
Our reliable and knowledgeable support staff understand engineering companies and can help you with industry best practice to ensure you are getting the most out of our software.
software that grows with you
Tricorn’s features make it easy for you to go paperless, our software is simple to pick-up and allows you to start small, with the system growing with you.
flexible payment options
You can choose a rental model for the software or pay for licences and maintenance, we are flexible to ensure the best option for you.
flexible training options
We offer onsite or remote training sessions, and also hold regular workshops at one of our offices, providing a day’s comprehensive training for users.
business improvement apps
All of our production control solutions can be coupled with our business improvement apps, opening up opportunities for advanced reporting and bespoke dashboards, knowledge capture throughout your product’s lifecycle, mobile auditing and supply chain collaboration.

Our Experience

At Valuechain, we have over 100 years subcontract engineering experience, so we understand the challenges faced by SMEs.

Our leadership and technical support teams have vast experience of owning and working within subcontract engineering firms and the associated challenges of managing resources, customers and cash. We have:

  • Founded and successfully grown two subcontract engineering companies
  • Had senior production engineering roles working with complex bills of material
  • Fulfilled production management and supply chain management roles, responsible for managing people, plant and partners
  • Provided business improvement consultancy to hundreds of subcontract engineering companies in UK, Ireland, Poland, Singapore, UAE, India, Mexico and Australia.
We don’t just supply production control software, we also provide industry best practice and years of relevant experience.

Innovation Projects

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do here at Valuechain. During our history, we have instigated and participated in a number of successful subcontract engineering excellence projects to improve the aerospace manufacturing industry for the future.

We are committed to developing solutions that are forward looking and resolve as many of the challenges faced by engineering companies as possible. We continue to be involved in several innovative projects to ensure we can provide the best solutions for our customers.

Innovation Partners

We pride ourselves on ensuring all our solutions are forward looking and encourage industry best practice. None of our innovations would be possible without the support of dedicated partners, who aid the development of our unique ideas.