Calstrip Arkansas Goes Live on STRATIX

Blytheville, Arkansas – Calstrip Industries, a well recognized name in the steel service-center industry, has implemented the metal service center ERP software STRATIX, at their new location in Blytheville, Arkansas.
The implementation of STRATIX included all areas of the business, notably: online production planning, cut-to-length, slitting, shop floor receipt of goods, shop-floor production recording and packaging with bar code scanning, toll processing, and online shipment planning.  They also benefit from the unique product coding in STRATIX that eliminates the use of traditional, cumbersome part numbers.
For sales, Calstrip Industries benefits from the sales order entry functions where steel coil or sheet products can be entered along with the production specifications such as the gauge tolerance, width and/or length tolerance, coil min/max coil information, and packaging.
J.P. Nelis, Chief Executive Officer of Calstrip Industries comments “We have been using the STRATIX software at our initial Mira Loma, CA, and Santa Teresa, NM locations and have since added Mission, TX and Blytheville, AR. We have significantly grown the business with nearly the same number of users as when we first started using STRATIX, a remarkable testament to the benefits of the software.”
STRATIX enables Calstrip Industries to use less paper through the use of online production planning. From the production planning screen, multiple order items can be highlighted and grouped together to create a single slitting job. The planner can then specify the arbor layout, OD breaks, as well as additional slitting specific functions such as run full or partial, slit and re-slit, and trim.

For Ed Camden, COO “We were able to implement the STRATIX software with no modifications with an implementation that went on-time without missing a beat in our growing business. Choosing a robust metal industry business software, reduced our business risk significantly, and allowed our company to concentrate on what we do best, producing a top quality product for our valued customers.”
At Calstrip Arkansas, the processing equipment from Braner USA,  will be directly linked to STRATIX. Customer work orders will be uploaded from STRATIX directly to the Braner slitting and sheeting equipment for scheduling and set up. Dimensional and quality inspections will be entered automatically using Bluetooth connections between measuring devices and the machines, and verifications to customer specifications will be performed automatically to ensure the highest quality for customers. Automated packaging from Braner will round out the new plants capabilities, making it one of the most modern metal service centers in the industry.
About Calstrip Industries

Calstrip Industries is a well recognized name in the steel service center industry. Its business has evolved from its early origins of cold-reducing secondary processing of flat-rolled steel to its current core business of service center business, particularly focused on contract business with complex supply chain management and Kanban inventory management for JIT deliveries. Material offerings include flat-rolled low carbon, high carbon, stainless steel, alloy, galvanized, pre-painted, and aluminum.
Calstrip Industries Inc. operates three facilities spanning the U.S.-Mexico border located in Mission, Texas; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; and Mira Loma, California. Industries served include appliance, electrical lighting, construction, HVAC, and automotive. The addition of the new facility in Blytheville, Arkansas will add further depth to Calstrip’s existing network of metal service centers supporting customers in the border region, Northern Mexico, and the Southern United States.

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