Flat rolled

INVEX software built for service centers focused on flat rolled product lines

INVEX offers comprehensive functionality for flat-rolled metal service centers that provide metal and steel coil and sheet products. Common business cases such as metal and steel coil slitting and cut-to-length can be handled quickly and out-of-the-box for both spot and contract and JIT program sales. Steel and metal toll processing features, also known as steel toll conversion, are also available for metal companies that process customer owned material. These metal companies, also referred to as strip products metal service centers and steel or metal decoilers, normally carry a wide range of products which includes metal and steel coils and sheet, as well as painted coils and sheet.

Production includes specialized layout functions for metal and steel slitting, cut-to-length, multi-strand blanking, oscillating, and shearing.

Each layout uses a special shop floor production recording system with barcode scanning to improve accuracy and streamline the recording function.

CASES HANDLED:

  • Receive inbound material while in-transit from the mill on a vessel, truck, or barge
  • Receive owned or customer owned material
  • Spot quotes and orders
  • Contract orders for repetitive parts
  • Single or multi-step multi-plant processing
  • Outside processing for processes such as coating or coil painting
  • Handles slitting, cut-to-length, decoilling, blanking, shearing, multi-strand blanking
  • Single or multi-strand oscillate winding
  • Pickling and galvanizing a coil with the ability to integrate with annealing lines
  • Produce slit coil for tube production
  • Customer consignment
  • Toll processing (also referred to as metal and steel toll conversion)
  • Non-Conformance function for complaints and claims

SPOT SALES

For spot slit coil and sheet sales, quotes and orders can be entered quickly using short cut codes or product coding attributes native to the industry.

MRP

To manage purchases linked to customer contracts, INVEX-MRP links the forecasted demand of sales contract items to inventory purchased to fulfill those contracts.

EDI

Faster and easier to implement EDI with EDIX. EDI is an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) ready platform for metal service centers that makes it faster and easier to implement EDI.

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all in one

Multiple features for flat rolled service centers all rolled up into one robust software platform

INVENTORY

  • Coils are controlled by pieces, coil length, and weight
  • Painted coils are be controlled by pieces, coil length, area, and weight
  • Flexible stock search features to search by grade, finish gauge (thickness), width and length
  • Maintain chemistry, mechanical results, specifications (ASTM, ASME, etc.) for inventory
  • Drop (remnants) can be viewed in the same inquiry as master coils
  • Full cycle inventory tag tracing (trace from parent to child)

FLEXIBLE STOCK SEARCH

  • Search by spec (ASTM, ASME, etc.)
  • Search by chemistry range
  • Search by mechanical results
  • Conditions, holds, & quality codes
  • PIW and KCW ranges
  • View substitute products
  • Wild card grade and finish codes

CONTRACT SALES

INVEX provides unique feature for contract sales where multi-release contract orders can be entered by customer part number.

FEATURES:

  • Setup of repetitive customer parts
  • Setup of repetitive purchase products for material purchased for a customer Part or Parts
  • View master coils purchased for Customer Part
  • Viewing finished good JIT inventory produced in advance to a customer part
  • MRP function to manage purchases linked to customer contracts
  • Sales can view a list of customer parts and view the finished goods that are ready for shipment
  • Sell sheet based on actual, theoretical minimum, or nominal weight
contract order on laptop

PRODUCTION

FEATURES:

  • Value add costing
  • Multi-step processing
  • Online inquiry functions for planning, scheduling, and production recording
  • Production Planning function to group multiple orders onto the same Job
  • Specialized layout functions for metal and steel slitting, cut-to-length, and shearing
  • Handles single and multi-strand oscillate winding
  • Handles multi-strand blanking that combines the attributes of slitting and cut-to-length
  • Barcoded production labels for scanning
  • Multiple banding and packaging modes using a shop-floor tablet
  • Electronic scale integration
  • Record actual thickness and dimension measurements for slit coil or sheet
  • One of more slit coils can be ‘packaged’ onto a single tag
  • Record actual coil length for slit coils
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BRANDING & PACKAGING

INVEX accommodates the following weighing options:

  • Scale placed at end of packaging line
  • Inline scale on banding line (with build-up)
  • Re-coiler unload scale to weigh total output
  • Stand-alone scale

TOLL PROCESSING

Toll processing orders can be entered to process customer owned inventory with the option to bill at the time of production or shipping.

FEATURES:

  • Streamlined order entry function
  • Toll Orders
  • Toll Contract Orders
  • Automated invoicing at the time of production or shipment
  • Automated scrap credit
  • Option to invoice freight separately
  • Customer inventory statements
  • Option to invoice based on consumed or produced weight by process
  • Toll-specific reporting
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