The key to quick estimates and therefore timely quotations is the ability to bring together all necessary manufacturing material costs, machine process and labour times, sheet metal work assembly operations and sub-contract services easily and amortise the costs for different quantities. Calling upon previous quotations and production timings enables V and F Sheet Metal to produce accurate and competitive prices. Using our P4W software network we can take your production enquiry from the initial estimate and quotation stage through sales and works ordering, manufacturing, delivery and invoicing. All stages are fully integrated within the P4W software, minimising data entry time and reducing the chances of error through incorrect duplication of information.
Our engineering team at V & F Sheet Metal create a manufacturing route card within the P4W software based directly on the quotation to ensure all the stages of manufacturing and sub-contract finishing are included in the production plan. These manufacturing route cards can include the engineering data required for all aspects of sheet metal fabrication including CNC punching and CNC bending. Sheet metal materials and sub-contracting processes needed to complete your custom sheet metal design are also detailed at this stage to help planning within our sheet metal work shop. One of the most useful features within the P4W software is the ability to be able to recall data on past sheet metal projects instantly to offer you additional price breaks when needed and refreshed piece part prices when you update your sheet metal design.
All of the documentation V and F Sheet Metal need to provide you with such as price quotations for your new sheet metal projects, delivery notes and invoices can be sent to you by post or e-mailed directly to you as PDF files. We give all the parts we manufacture a unique part number in our system to help identify them in manufacturing and for later recall. Many of our customers use our part numbers on their orders if their own recording systems are not as well developed enabling them to be sure that they are asking for the correct parts of repeat orders.
We will often give you delivery options on your quotation to ensure the most cost effective route is taken. This may be a direct delivery from our sheet metal fabrication workshops to your door if you are based in Hampshire; we often have vans going to Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Andover etc. If you are further afield we can organise small deliveries, up to 100Kg by overnight couriers and larger deliveries with pallet services. You are always welcome to call in and collect your goods direct from us if it’s more convenient for you.
At the end of the day you don’t need to know exactly how we are managing your data in our manufacturing system. All you want are your sheet metal components manufactured to your requirements; P4W helps us achieve this for you with the least amount of fuss and cost.