Global Inventory Management System

XML METHODOLOGY

NetVMI offers remote inventory information in XML format for integration into a variety of corporate and ERP systems. Our standard offering is an FTP post. Customers of NetVMI provide the following:

1. FTP Address
2. User Name and Password
3. Units of Measure **
4. Time(s) and Day(s) of Post

** Units of Measure must be consistent with site and supplier.

NetVMI provides the following information based on CIDX (Chemical Industry Data Exchange) standards:

• A unique 14-digit number that correlates to the customer site.
• A unique 3-digit number that correlates to the vessel at the site.
• Date and time of the information presented.
• The capacity of the storage vessel.
• The product density.
• The level of inventory.
• The units of measure.

The following is a sample of the XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>
- <SMI SENDER_ID="NetVMI">
<SEND_DATE_TIME>05/06/2003 7:41:37</SEND_DATE_TIME>
- <CUSTOMERS>
- <CUSTOMER SMI_CUSTOMER_NAME="NetVMI Demostration 1">
<FIELD_UNIT_ID>00000002010002</FIELD_UNIT_ID>
- <CONTAINERS>
<SMI_CONTAINER_ID>001</SMI_CONTAINER_ID>
<CONTAINER_VOLUME>50115</CONTAINER_VOLUME>
- <CONTENTS>
<PRODUCT_NAME>Plastic Pellets</PRODUCT_NAME>
<MATERIAL_ID>23A3T</MATERIAL_ID>
<TANK_ID>Silo 17-P</TANK_ID>
<MATERIAL_DENSITY>0.67</MATERIAL_DENSITY>
- <WEIGHT WEIGHT_UOM="lbs">
<VALUE>10035</VALUE>
<NUMOFDEC>0</NUMOFDEC>
</WEIGHT>
<READING_DATE_TIME>05/06/2003 6:59:59</READING_DATE_TIME>
</CONTENTS>
</CONTAINERS>
</CUSTOMER>
- <CUSTOMER SMI_CUSTOMER_NAME="NetVMI Demostration 2">
<FIELD_UNIT_ID>00000002010003</FIELD_UNIT_ID>
- <CONTAINERS>
<SMI_CONTAINER_ID>001</SMI_CONTAINER_ID>
<CONTAINER_VOLUME>50000</CONTAINER_VOLUME>
- <CONTENTS>
<PRODUCT_NAME>Liquid Material</PRODUCT_NAME>
<MATERIAL_ID>33YHC7</MATERIAL_ID>
<TANK_ID>Tank NC43</TANK_ID>
<MATERIAL_DENSITY>1.12</MATERIAL_DENSITY>
- <WEIGHT WEIGHT_UOM="US Gal">
<VALUE>18327</VALUE>
<NUMOFDEC>0</NUMOFDEC>
</WEIGHT>
<READING_DATE_TIME>05/06/2003 6:59:59</READING_DATE_TIME>
</CONTENTS>
</CONTAINERS>
</CUSTOMER>
</CUSTOMERS>
</SMI>

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