General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical, and physical properties requirements that are vital to the metal service industry and material converter businesses.
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and track several inventory item attributes or specifications, such as heat, dimension (width, length, gauge), form, diameter, shape, grade, grain direction/texture, density, and more. The system must also be able to record and evaluate detailed information on chemical, metallurgical, and physical properties. Tracking inventory up and down the supply chain, including lot, heat, tag, and certification is also vital. Another absolute must is that metal processors and service centers need to be able to