general &
multi-line

INVEX software built for service centers
focused on general and multi-line products

The INVEX cloud-based metal software offers comprehensive functionality for general line metal and steel service centers. INVEX enables general line service centers to quickly take and ship orders with minimal screens and steps. Common business cases such as band sawing or plate cutting can be handled quickly and out-of-the-box.

These metal companies, also referred to as multi-line metal service centers, normally carry a wide range of products which includes metal and steel beams, angles, sheet, plate, pipe and tube, expanded metal, and fittings.

Production includes specialized layout functions for sawing and plate cutting. A built-in saw length optimization function helps scan the inventory based on the orders to cut and provide a cutting plan for the operator in the warehouse.

CASES HANDLED:

  • Fast entry of quotes and orders
  • Fulfill pick and ship orders quickly
  • Buyouts and back-to-back orders
  • Direct ship orders (mill to customer direct)
  • Kits and assemblies (fabrications)
  • Ability to enter orders for repetitive parts
  • Single or multi-step multi-plant processing
  • Outside processing for processes such as galvanizing
  • Handles common processes such as sawing, plate cutting, drilling, bending
  • Packaging function to placed multiple finished goods in a box or wrapped on a palette
  • Customer consignment
  • Counter sales
  • Non-Conformance function for complaints and claims
  • Receive inbound material while in-transit from the mill on a vessel, truck, or barge

FAST QUOTE ENTRY

Quotes and orders can be entered quickly with full view of stock and sales history during entry. For spot sales, orders can be entered quickly using short cut codes or product coding attributes native to the industry.

LARGE CUTTING ORDERS

For large cutting orders, frequently encountered in the construction and building industry, multiple lengths can be entered at one time for the same cross section and include piece marks.

PLATE PROCESSING

For processes such as plate cutting or plasma burning, built in features allow the entry and pricing of plate shapes such as circles and rings. Price books to help calculate the cutting charge and build up the price.

multiple products,

one solution.

Multiple features for general line service
centers all in one robust software platform

INVENTORY

  • Products can be managed by tag, heat, or location control
  • Specific or real-time average costing
  • Flexible stock search features to search by grade, finish, width and length
  • Drop (remnants) can be viewed in the same inquiry as stock material
  • Plate diagrams can be viewed for irregular shaped plates that remain after plate processing
  • Bar, pipe, and tube can maintain a fixed, mill, or random length designation
  • Bundles of bars or tubes can be controlled by pieces, lineal measure, and weight
  • Receive bars at actual or theoretical weight
  • Fittings can be controlled per piece
  • Inventory Replenishment functions and tools

FLEXIBLE STOCK SEARCH

  • Search by spec (ASTM, ASME, etc.)
  • Conditions, holds, and quality codes
  • View substitute products
  • Wild card grade and finish codes
  • View the test certificate from the mill

SALES

Fast entry of quotes and orders with real-time access to inventory and pricing information makes all the difference.

FEATURES:

  • Enter quotes for prospects and customers
  • Fast quote to order conversion
  • Short cut entry mode to speed up quote entry
  • Source a single order from different warehouses
  • Integrated metal price book
  • Sawing, plate cutting, drilling, and edge grinding pricing tables
  • Duplicate a quote or order
  • Attach a diagram or file to a quote or order
  • Multi-currency pricing
SALES ORDER

ORDER STATUS:

A highly advanced and integrated Sales Order Status Desktop enables sales and customer service staff to view a comprehensive status of a customer order. Consolidated in a single, clear view, the INVEX Sales Order Status includes production planning, scheduling, shop floor progression, outside processing status, ready-to-ship designation, and logistics status

PRODUCTION

FEATURES:

  • Value-add costing
  • Capacity Planning
  • Production Scheduling
  • Multi-step processing (plasma burn, drill, grind)
  • Item route can be across multiple warehouses (multi-plant)
  • Item route can include outside processing steps
  • Planning function to group multiple orders onto the same Production Job
  • Drop (remnant) costing table to automatically reduce the cost of a drop
  • Integration with plate nesting software SigmaNEST
  • Record the run, setup, and down time
  • Record picking on a mobile device
picking an order on mobile

PICKING

Picks can be recorded directly on the shop floor with a mobile device. The picker can scan the bar coded material being picked, print a shipping label, and if required package the material in a box directly from the mobile device. A label can be printed for the remaining bundle of material.

SHIPPING

INVEX shipment planning is completely online. A comprehensive multi-layer inquiry to view sales orders and inter-warehouse transfers can organize and summarize orders by delivery route or shipping zone for better load consolidation.

FEATURES:

  • Transport lineup shows all planned delivery loads by scheduled date and time
  • Shipping staff can view available capacity and route information
  • Loading List can be printed to help load the truck
  • Print a Packing List or Bill of Lading
  • Sequence the stops
  • Copy of the original mill cert or company certs are auto-printed and/or emailed
  • Plan a load with multiple warehouse pick-up points
  • Finished goods can be staged or live-loaded onto the truck
load verification

LOAD VERIFICATION

This function verifies that the material that is being loaded or has been loaded on a Vehicle is the correct material and that the transport includes all the items that were planned for delivery. Using a mobile device, the operator scans the barcoded Shipping Labels attached to the material that has been loaded.