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Succesfully implements STRATIX Metal Industry ERP Software from Invera
Rockaway, NJ - Titanium Industries, Inc. has implemented the metal service center software STRATIX from the metal industry software specialist Invera. Titanium Industries is the world's largest metal service center and manufacturing distributor of titanium and high performance metals for aerospace, medical, and general industrial applications. Metal industry terminology, functions, and features made STRATIX easy to deploy with minimum implementation costs and no modifications. The implementation included STRATIX functions such as quality control, material certification, metal price book, plate cutting pricing, multi-step and outside processing, bar coding, shop floor production recording, on-line shipment planning, and on-line CRM system.
STRATIX provided Titanium Industries with an efficient solution to meet their stringent quality and certification requirements. STRATIX has comprehensive functionality for the purchase and sale of material to "Metal Standards" (ASTM, etc.), and numerous checks to guarantee that customers receive exactly what they ordered. STRATIXimage, a mill test certificate scanning and retrieval product, is also used to automatically email or print a copy of the original mill certificate or other third-party test certificates at time of shipment.
To improve the productivity of their sales staff, Titanium Industries use specialized tools to quote and manage orders more rapidly and effectively. These include metal price books, consolidated quoting screen, and, for repeat business, the STRATIX Customer Part Specification function. This function allows sales to enter a Quote or Sales Order using a customer's part number, which is pre-defined and associated to a complete set of information. This allows for consistency, saves times, and reduces the chance of keying errors.
TI also use the STRATIX plate cutting functions to make it easier and faster to enter quotes and orders. Salespeople select from a standard set of shapes (rings, circles, etc.), and STRATIX calculates the estimated processing time, cost, and charge, and adjusts the final price. This eliminates manual calculations and increases the accuracy of the price.
The STRATIX Order Status Desktop has been invaluable to Titanium Industries. As a clear and comprehensive status of the customer order in a single view, it shows exactly where the material is at each stage of processing, including outside processing, or transport planning and shipping. Sales are therefore able to respond to customer inquiries rapidly and with confidence.
Titanium Industries benefited hugely from the outside processing function in STRATIX. It is fully integrated with the Sales Order, the creation of the outside processing Purchase Orders and transfer requirements is all automated, and the status can be seen in the Order Status Desktop.
To further increase productivity, quality, and order status information, TI implemented the STRATIX shop floor production functions to record production in a real-time manner directly from work stations. This ensures a higher level of quality, as STRATIX performs many checks at each stage to ensure the proper material is applied. Operators also record processing times, later used to evaluate machine and processing efficiency.
TI also print the STRATIX bar coded tags at receiving and production. Combined with the STRATIX WiFi PDA function, the bar codes ensure that material is correctly identified.
To improve on-time delivery and load consolidation, TI implemented the STRATIX on-line Shipping Planning function, a comprehensive inquiry that summarizes customer shipments and inter-warehouse transfers by destination, delivery route, or shipping zone.
TI also implemented INVEX/CRM, Invera's Internet-based, fully integrated STRATIX Customer Relationship Management product. This enables sales staff to manage customer accounts and activities, and view current marketing and sales analysis information all on-line.
The company will also be implementing STRATIX Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Internet based product that is fully integrated with STRATIX. This will allow Titanium Industries to keep Detailed Account Information, Comprehensive Contact Information, and streamline the maintenance of Activities and Tasks to provide an optimal level of customer service.
Invera has been providing steel service center and metal service center enterprise software (ERP) and Metal Internet systems for over 30 years. Invera is the largest software company dedicated exclusively to the steel and metal service center, metal distribution, and metal processing industry. Their metal industry software products STRATIX and eSTELPLAN are used by more than 13,000 users at over 600 sites in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, Dubai, and the Far East.
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