Manufacturing Management Track

Enhance your skills to get the most from Plex in order to ensure your production operations run smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Enhance your skills to get the most from Plex in order to ensure your production operations run smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Who Should Attend: Production Managers, Material Managers, Schedulers, Inventory Control personnel, Engineers

Tuesday, April 26

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Supplier Scorecards - Design, Maintenance and Implementation

Peter Pearce, Principal, Baker Tilly
Brian Nyland, Material, Planning and Logistics Manager, Detroit Thermal Systems

Vendor Performance Management is a key indicator that helps sustain a mutually beneficial business relationship. Learn how VisionPlex can help your organization leverage existing data to improve supplier management and communications, identify areas for corrective action and measure against industry best practice metrics.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Master Scheduling: Aligning Supply and Demand (Advanced Session)

Olusola Oduntan, Product Manager, Plex

Learn how Plex Master Scheduling can help you better anticipate customer demand and more accurately align product resources to fulfill demand. Through Plex Master Scheduling, you can lower inventory levels and increase order fill rates, customer satisfaction and profitability.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Streamlining Product Data into Plex (Discrete Manufacturing Focus)

Aaron Aeschliman, Senior Product Design Engineer, Creative Foam Corporation
Ty Myers, RSM Americas, Actify, Inc.

Learn how Creative Foam implemented a complete ‘Art to Part’ fully integrated system. Automatically move engineering data seamlessly to and from Plex including bill of material structure, associated engineering metadata, 3D viewing capabilities, Excel spreadsheets and more. Save time, reduce error margins and get near real-time product data for greater insight into the business and visibility to potential problems downstream.  


Wednesday, April 27

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Maximum Material Utilization (Discrete Manufacturing Focus)

Kevin Clinton, CIO, Steel Warehouse
Patti Nowak, Owner, Control+M Solutions

Fully integrating the order, planning, part nesting, material selection and job creation creates a smooth and efficient business flow reducing waste of labor and material. Learn how Steel Warehouse connects Plex and their nesting software to achieve "incredible efficiencies", an optimized Control Panel and a production reporting interface that is more accurate and easy to use.  

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lot Management

John Dancoe, Senior Product Manager, Plex
Gerry Gray, Director of Product Management, Plex

Discover how the new Lot Management functionality provides you with the ability to fully comply with product shelf life management requirements, ensure employment of inventory management best practices, and improve your visibility into inventory genealogy and traceability for quality purposes. This session is a deep dive into the existing functionality but will also include sneak peeks at upcoming enhancements such as Lot Attribute Management, Certificates of Analysis and Recall Management. This functionality is highly useful for both process and discrete manufacturing environments.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Managing Jobs Based on Daily Capacity and Customer Due Dates (Discrete Manufacturing Focus)

Sam Wintz, MIS Manager, Batesville Tool and Die
Kirstin van Duelmen, ERP Strategy Consultant, Revolution Group

Managing the job dispatch list to match daily production capacity, resources and priorities can be a challenge. Learn how Batesville Tool & Die has teamed with Revolution Group to more accurately manage Job Start Dates, Priorities and Job Notes without losing sight of customer delivery expectations. Production schedulers and supervisors can gain better visibility and flexibility to move Jobs around without jeopardizing shipments.