Worldwide consolidation and expansion through acquisition has created metal service centers that include multiple companies operating in one or more countries. These metal service centers need to pool their facilities and metal and steel inventory together in order to provide operational synergies at minimal cost.

Metal service center groups with multiple companies typically operate independently of one another, often with different operating requirements. Operating at arm’s length, they conduct metal service center transactions at a profit.  The INVEX multi-company feature includes a suite of functions that enable metal service centers to use central stocking and processing hubs to service customer orders or replenish stock.