Tico Titanium, Supra Alloys, Alloy Metals, and Snappy Materials Successfully Implement STRATIX Metal Industry ERP Software from Invera

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Tico Titanium, Supra Alloys, Alloy Metals, and Snappy Materials, a Lawrence Holdings group of metal service centers specializing in titanium, stainless, and specialty metals, have implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Invera.

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Tico Titanium, Supra Alloys, Alloy Metals, and Snappy Materials, a titanium, stainless and specialty metals metal service center, and part of the Lawrence Holdings, Inc. (LHI) group of companies, has implemented STRATIX, the metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry software specialist. STRATIX was implemented using the ON-DEMAND hosting service.

Lawrence Holdings implemented a full complement of STRATIX features such as on-line sales order entry, purchase and receiving functions, shop floor receiving and production recording, multi-step processing functions, welded assemblies, and on-line transport planning. They also use integrated financials functions for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger.

All LHI companies were migrated from three separate legacy enterprise systems and consolidated onto the single enterprise software STRATIX.

K.C. Jones, CFO of Lawrence Holdings, added, “The consolidation of all our companies onto a single platform has been an important step forward for the Lawrence Holdings companies. This will allow us to not only consolidate our inventory and operations, but also take advantage of synergies and the knowledge expertise in our company to benefit our customers.”

The sales department benefited from the on-line Order Status Inquiry, which allows their sales staff to provide the status of the customer’s Sales Order at a single glance no matter where the order is being processed. This includes processing, shipping, and invoicing status as well as other information. Sales can now also take a single order and source each line item from any number of company warehouses located across the country.

The implementation also included the STRATIXimage product to scan the Original Mill Certificate into STRATIX. This allows the certificate for a tag in inventory to be viewed from a stock inquiry, and automatically printed or emailed based on the customer profile at shipping time.

STRATIX also provided LHI with a robust quality data profile for each inventory item with chemical results, mechanical tests, and metal specifications. This includes various checks that are performed throughout order fulfillment to ensure that the material being shipped to the customer is within their specification and quality requirements. Sales can also quickly search stock based on a specific customer chemical, mechanical test, and/or metal specification requirement.

The production department is making full use of the on-line Production Planning functions to view the order to be picked or processed before releasing it for fulfillment. Production managers now use on-line Production Schedules to manage work in the warehouse, and, as orders are fulfilled, warehouse personnel record production and print any item or package labels using the on-line work center lineup.

The implementation of the metals ERP software solution STRATIX included sales, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, multi-step production, production scheduling, delivery and logistics planning, invoicing, and financials. A seamless integration of native metal industry terminology, functions, and features made the STRATIX metal enterprise software fast to deploy with minimum implementation costs.

Ray Vasson, Managing Director of Invera Ltd., added, “Each of the Lawrence Holdings companies had unique inventory, quality, processing and operational requirements that could natively be handled by our enterprise system STRATIX. The metal specific features already built into STRATIX allowed us to implement STRATIX with no modifications and complete the entire project in 7 months.”

Lawrence Holdings chose the STRATIX ON-DEMAND hosting service to allow them to focus on their core metal operations and outsource their technology operational requirements to Invera. With this service, all software applications and data are hosted at the Invera Technology Center.

About Lawrence Holdings
Lawrence Holdings Inc., a metal service center group based in Wallingford, Connecticut, carries all products required for Aerospace, Industrial, Chemical, Petro-Chemical, Oil & Gas, Refinery, Pulp & Paper, Utility, Heat Exchanger, Navy & Marine markets.

Lawrence Holdings Inc. consists of the following companies: Tico Titanium, Supra Alloys, Snappy Materials, and Alloy Metals. LHI’s headquarters are located in Wallingford, Connecticut. They have six other metal service center locations in the USA (Wixom, MI, Rochester Hills, MI, Houston, TX, Wallingford, CT, Camarillo, CA, and Wilmington, DE). In addition, LHI has numerous sales offices located throughout the USA.

LHI’s titanium products include Titanium Plate, Sheet, Bar, Billet, Titanium Weld Wire, Tube, Pipe, Forgings, Fasteners, Titanium Fittings, Flanges, Tanks Sputtering Targets, and Custom Fabrications. LHI also has a comprehensive focus on domestic distribution of non-ferrous exotic and specialty alloys such as high temperature alloys, stainless steel, aluminum and copper.

Lawrence Holdings’ state-of-the-art facilities include some of the industry’s most sophisticated equipment with the following processing capabilities: water-jet cutting, plate sawing, shearing, precision bar sawing, CNC machining, drilling, straightening, chemical milling, kitting, weldments and fabrications, and PVC laminating.

About Invera
Invera has been providing steel and metal service center software (ERP) 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.

For more information, contact Invera at (514)-925-8558 for North America, or +44 (0)7740-664007 for the UK and Europe, or visit http://www.invera.com.

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