Realizing that the success or failure of a metals company is driven by the effectiveness of the executing buys of the right material at the right price and at the right time, Metal-Pro provides a module that empowers the user in all of their interaction with mills and vendors. The Vendor Master Service module enables buyers and/or purchasing agents to access vital information necessary to deal with vendors more rapidly and with greater accuracy. It provides up to date information regarding vendor activity, keeping track of calls to and from vendors and capturing significant information exchanged during those calls. This facility also provides FAST access to other functions such as entering purchase orders, inquiring against inventory, viewing open and closed purchase orders, and accessing vendor history. Closed vendor invoices and purchase order history also are available at the click of a few keys thus allowing the buyer to stay on top of and manage vendors with minimal effort.
- Each order can have general notes, vendor notes, or buyer private notes
- Historical information of all purchases is provided for reporting and analysis
- To order notice based on current balances, commitments, and lead times, with selection by vendor
- Transaction history of all receipts, returns, transfers, adjustments and physical counts
The Tag Control Module controls inventory in multiple stock locations with sensitivity to tag control of receipts and issues. The tag number can be automatically generated, manually overridden, or set for manual entry. Detailed notes can be maintained regarding a particular tag. The lot record contains heat number, metallurgy, mill, condition, special notes, and stock source information, as well as cost and dimensional information on each piece or bundle.
Metal-Pro has a very unique and useful feature in that users can design their own tag records. You may decide what information is to be prompted for (and searched on) for tag records. Different types of stock can have different tag prompts.
Each piece or bundle in inventory can have a unique identity, never to be lost. Complete traceability is available, now matter how the stock is processed, used, or who it is to be sold to. Given a particular tag number, the system can go forward or backward to display parents or children of the selected tag in the powerful Tag Genealogy Inquiry.