Southwest Steel Coil Implements STRATIX Metal Industry ERP Software from Invera

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Santa Teresa, NM – Southwest Steel Coil Inc, division of Calstrip Industries, a flat-rolled, cold rolled, hot rolled and coated products metals steel service center, has implemented the STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry software specialist.


Southwest Steel implemented a full complement of STRATIX features such as on-line production planning, on-line slitter and cut-to-length setup functions, shop floor receipt of goods, shop-floor production recording and packaging with bar code scanning, toll processing, and on-line shipment planning.

Ed Camden, President of Southwest Steel, comments:

“We selected a metal industry software with one main objective – what will help us run efficiently and provide excellent service to our customers. When our customers now call for a status of the order, we can tell them exactly where their order stands in our company, and the non-conformance reporting functions help us keep a close eye on any customer feedback and ensure our customers receive high quality products from our company.”

Southwest Steel benefited from the STRATIX unique solution to product coding that eliminates the use of the traditional complex, cumbersome part numbers. The STRATIX inventory coding is based on the metal product’s native attributes that are familiar within the industry, and eliminates the time required to look up part number for each transaction.
For Sales, Southwest Steel benefits from the Sales Order Entry function where the steel coil or sheet product 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.

stratixSTRATIX enables Southwest Steel to be more paperless through the use of STRATIX on-line 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.

Southwest Steel also implemented the Non-Conformance Reporting function to manage complaints and claims. The NCR system allows faults and reasons to be recorded and later analyzed, along with non-conformance life cycle from initial report to resolution with workflow notifications.

Greg Baumgardner, VP Sales of Southwest Steel, comments, “We are a rapidly growing company where we focus on providing a high quality product in a timely manner. A huge advantage of the STRATIX software was we could implement the software with no modifications – we could implement fast and not spend our company time designing what we needed, and implement under a year and on budget.”


The implementation of the metals ERP software solution STRATIX included sales, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, multi-step production, production scheduling, delivery and logistics planning, non-conformance reporting, invoicing, and financials.

Calstrip Industries will be implementing the STRATIX at Calstrip Steel this coming Fall 2015 which will also include the implementation of the production functions for multi-strand oscillate features where STRATIX provides setup and production recording features.

About Southwest Steel Coil

Southwest Steel Coil is a flat-rolled service center, located in Santa Teresa, NM, carries carbon & galvanized coil, cold rolled and stainless sheet products and recently completed a building expansion to 110,000 square feet. The company also operates a 20,000 SF finished goods warehouse in the Santa Teresa area. Their industry-leading equipment at the Santa Teresa location includes a 60,000-pound, 72-inch by 0.25-inch/0.015-inch Loopco slitter, a 60-inch Braner slitter, and a 60-inch Iowa Precision multi-blanking line, and a 60” Braner CTL and Leveling line, installed September 2015.

Southwest Steel Coil is presently constructing a 96,000 SF facility in Mission, TX. Equipment will include a multi-strand oscillator, 60” Braner Slitter, and 60” CTL line. The plant will be operation in late 2015.

Its customers include OEMs mainly in the border cities of Mexico, but also in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.

About Invera

Invera has been providing steel and metal service center software (ERP), metal industry based Business Analytics dashboards, and Internet metal systems for over 30 years. Invera is the largest software company dedicated exclusively to the steel and metal service center, metal distribution, steel stockholder, 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, South Africa and the Far East in over 14 countries.

For more information, contact Invera at (514)-925-8558 or visit[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]