Supply Chain Management Track

Get an end-to-end look at Plex’s robust capabilities to help you achieve an effective and accelerated supply chain.

Get an end-to-end look at Plex’s robust capabilities to help you achieve an effective and accelerated supply chain.

Who Should Attend: Supply Chain Managers, Sales Managers, Operations Managers, Logistics Managers, Supplier/Customer Management teams, Warehouse/Inventory Management teams & Purchasing/Procurement personnel

Tuesday, April 26

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Salesforce Sales Cloud Connector

Benjamin Bird, Manager, Information Technology, Aquion Energy
Erika Killoran, Product Manager, Plex

Tight integration between two industry-leading cloud solutions - Salesforce Sales Cloud and the Plex Manufacturing Cloud - enables seamless business process flow for your business. Hear Aquion Energy share their experiences and expected benefits from the single point of set up and entry capability across all main touch points, including accounts and customers, addresses, contacts and orders.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Introduction to Enterprise Shipping for Plex (Advanced Session)

Larry Deleon, President, Pacejet

Learn how to reduce shipping costs with multi-carrier quoting and shipping; expand your carrier options to include shipping with the leading LTL and Parcel carriers; and get a better price on freight with real-time rate shopping for the most accurate freight quotes. Pacejet, the enterprise shipping solution for Plex, helps manufacturers evaluate expanding shipping options, shipping spends and more by having all your shipping data in one place. This gives you the visibility to make the best decisions to keep costs down, boost shipping efficiency and improve customer service.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Using Workflow to Eliminate Paper Forms

David Chidsey, Solution Engineer Manager, Plex
Wally Johnson, VP of Finance, Supply and IT, Firstronic

Join Firstronic to learn about their journey in implementing workflow to improve visibility and control of the purchase order processes. Know how you can use workflow to reduce paper and make your process mobile. Also learn some tips and tricks in utilizing workflows in your organization.


Wednesday, April 27

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Automating the Product Delivery Cycle Using RFID and Customer Consignment (Advanced Session)

Ben Boney, Systems Integrator, Rockfish Systems, LLC
John Dancoe, Senior Product Manager, Plex

Join Rock Fish Systems to learn how to use RFID technology to reduce employee workload and errors while dramatically improving accuracy and timeliness of shipping operations. Real-time consumption information gathered at the point of use, combined with Plex's automatic replenishment algorithms, help optimize on-hand levels and increase inventory velocity while reducing administrative overhead.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leading With Suppliers

Paula Bushur, Senior Tooling Buyer, North American Lighting
Sam Jabara, Senior Consultant, Plante Moran
Nathan Stratman, Purchasing Manager, North American Lighting

Supplier involvement is crucial when moving to an integrated, serialized ERP system like Plex. We'll discusses how to engage suppliers so they are involved in your implementation and your new system. We'll look at a case study on North American Lighting and their experiences rolling out Plex's supplier portal, including lessons learned.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Aligning Demand and Supply with Plex Master Scheduling and Sales and Operations Planning (Advanced Session)

Ara Surenian, President and Chief Design Architect, DemandCaster  

In today’s highly fluctuating business environment, manufacturers that are unable to achieve alignment between customer demand and their capacity to deliver products typically operate with higher inventory levels, lower order fill rates, lower customer satisfaction and lower profitability. Plex Master Scheduling and Plex Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) enable enterprises to better anticipate customer demand and evaluate different strategies for aligning their production resources to fulfill this demand. The session is intended for advanced users in operations management, production planning and supply chain planning roles.


Thursday, April 28

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hidden Gems in Plex Supply Chain Management (Extended Breakout Advanced Session)

Manuel Pumarada, Senior Product Manager, Plex
Erika Killoran, Product Manager, Plex

The Plex Supply Chain suite is consistently evolving and this session provides a different view of its existing functionality. Emphasis will be placed on exploring little-known features and hidden gems in Plex. The session looks at features introduced more recently, providing attendees with a new perspective on ways to save time and increase productivity within supplier and customer master data management, purchasing, E-RFQ, shipping and receiving and supply chain analytics.