Shop Floor Execution Track

Hear best practices and amazing stories of increased traceability, reduced waste, and unparalleled quality from other users.

Hear best practices and amazing stories of increased traceability, reduced waste, and unparalleled quality from other users.

Who Should Attend: Shop Floor users, Quality Managers, Plant Managers, Engineering Managers, Materials Managers, Inventory Managers

Tuesday, April 26

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Achieving Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) with Plex

John Daly, Solution Engineer, Plex

We will guide you through the Plex Plant and Equipment Maintenance module and help you develop a strategy to modernize your planning and execution of common maintenance activities. You'll realize many benefits from implementing TPM, including reducing operating and maintenance costs, reducing out of stock situations, extending equipment life and developing your maintenance staff’s skills and abilities.     

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Plant Floor Integration with Plex

Tony Kaczmarek, President, Kors Engineering
Michael Gerber, IT Director, ParkOhio - Assembly Components Group
Eric Reno, ERP Manager, ParkOhio - Assembly Components Group

Learn how the integration of Plex with shop floor machines and process can be used to drive key metrics, including Inventory Turns, Customer Quality, Scrap and SCAR variances. We'll look at a Plex customer case study to provide insight on features, function, production scoreboards and the value of PLC and machine integration.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Lean Manufacturing

Michael Hart, Senior Product Manager, Plex

The balancing act – keeping inventory and raw materials on the shelf or getting it when you need it. Plex helps companies get closer to just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing by incorporating lean methodologies like Kanban. Learn how to leverage the Plex Kanban solution to minimize work order activities and traditional MRP procurement processes, increase turnover, lower on-hand inventory, expedite replenishment and reduce costs.


Wednesday, April 27

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Quality Control and Operational Efficiency in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud (Process Manufacturing Focus)

Alex Wilson, Plex Champion, Dominion Liquid Technologies
Ken Keller, Senior Consultant, Revolution Group

Learn how Dominion Liquid Technology’s implementation of Plex is paying dividends from a quality and operational efficiency perspective, allowing DLT to easily maintain its Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification. See how their paperless quality control and quality check system in Plex has increased their productivity and improved their compliance scores.  

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plex Machine Performance

Michael Hart, Senior Product Manager, Plex

Discover how Plex Machine Performance gives you visibility into production losses and enables you to quickly identify opportunities for improvement at each machine by alerting you to trends and patterns in real time. Learn how to record performance details of events that might otherwise be missed (or ignored), but can have a big impact on your bottom line, such as “micro-stops”, excess changeover times, late starts, “break creep” and early departures.   

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Improved Reporting on the Shop Floor Utilizing Workcenter Statuses

Janice D'Amico, IT Director, Hatch Stamping
Ryan McCallum, Plex Specialist, Hatch Stamping

Learn how to define the Workcenter Statuses for the shop floor with the correct parameters to establish robust reporting through Downtime Analysis. This demo will walk through setup steps in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and showcase how it works and looks on the control panel and in the downtime reporting tools.