Plex Systems ERP Weekly News Highlights, 3/25/13-3/29/13

When it comes to preparing for the future of manufacturing, we have just one question: What are you waiting for?

Time and again, we’re seeing that it’s crucial to think ahead about how your business resources will help you plan for unexpected problems, regulations and industry game-changers – and this week’s top news echoes that sentiment. Don’t wait for a specific incident to spur you into action.

Here’s what caught our attention last week in manufacturing ERP:

The FSMA Kicks Into High Gear

As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins to more closely examine food processors under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), this Food Manufacturing article discusses why it is more important than ever to have reliable and efficient lean manufacturing practices in place as part of your overall contamination prevention and recovery plan.

Manufacturing in the Cloud

What are the biggest concerns manufacturers have when it comes to the cloud, and how can different solutions benefit them the most? Chainlink Research looks at where SaaS can best be applied for manufacturers, examining Plex Online as a particularly complete solution for complex manufacturing.

Five Questions CEOs Should Ask about their Supply Chain

Is the scale of the supply chain a contributing factor in recent quality control failures that have plagued the electronics and food industries (to name a few)? Industry Week examines this possibility with questions designed to look at how your business’ supply chain capabilities compares to best practices.

All Together Now

From multiple stand-alone systems to completely united: Jagemann Stamping tells FF Journal how their manufacturing processes made a huge leap in operating efficiency and effectiveness by integrating Plex Online throughout their entire enterprise.