Bailey Metal Processing Ltd. Implements STRATIX ERP

Burlington, ON – Bailey Metal Processing, a leading provider of lightweight steel products, has implemented the STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry software specialist.



Benefits

Bailey Metal Processing (BMP) implemented a full complement of STRATIX  features including inventory management, purchasing, sales, online production planning, coil processing functions, shop-floor production recording, online shipment planning, non-conformance reporting, invoicing & financials.
 
Bailey Metal Processing was able to implement STRATIX out of the box, with no customizations, in just 7 months. This allowed BMP to update and streamline processes, eliminate manual work, improve traceability, and reduce hardware costs with STRATIX ON-DEMAND. Stephen van Batenburg Stafford, Divisional Controller, comments, “First and foremost, STRATIX was designed for our industry. Several other packages would have required a significant amount of time and money to customize. With STRATIX, there was no compromise.”

The ability to review orders and have a real-time order status module provides current and accurate information for the BMP sales staff. In addition, the production recording and shipping modules in STRATIX have provided major benefits for BMP.  Physical inventory counts have become much more efficient and accurate with the introduction of tablets on the shop floor. Stafford comments, “Barcoded tags and the ability to deploy a fleet of tablets and scanners has allowed us to improve the timeliness and accuracy of our inventory movement, and significantly reduced the amount of time spent on each inventory count. We now count and reconcile about 4,500 tags in less than 5 hours.”



Expansion and Flexibility
 
When opening a new location in the Vancouver area, Bailey Metal Processing was able to deploy STRATIX at the location with no additional Invera consulting.  Using the STRATIX/MULTICO feature, users in Burlington are able to conduct transactions, manage inventory, and provide seamless support.
 
Using STRATIX EDI capabilities, BMP has added a number of links between sister companies on different systems, which significantly reduced manual entry of sales orders, production updates, and shipping transactions.

About Bailey Metal Processing

Bailey Metal Processing, a leading provider of lightweight steel products, has steel processing facilities strategically located to better serve customers across Canada.  Their customers come from a broad range of industries and serve a variety of markets. 



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