Plex Customers Win Top Award for Shaping Manufacturing's Future

Press Release

TROY, Mich., March 21, 2013 – Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced that four of its customers have been named as 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) award winners. ARCA, Avon Gear Company, Creative Foam Corporation and Groeb Farms are recipients of the prestigious award.

The winners will be honored on May 15 at a gala celebration following the ninth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla. Plex Systems is an executive sponsor of the summit.

“It is a pleasure to see our customers’ successes recognized. Since 2009, 22 Plex Online customers have won ML100 awards in different categories,” said Plex Systems Chief Executive Officer Jason Blessing. “This year’s winning customers represent a range of manufacturers, from the electronics industry to food processors, general industrial and automotive parts suppliers. This validates the broad-reaching capabilities of Plex Online in diverse verticals. Congratulations to all the winners.”

All four companies won in the Information Leadership category for the following key achievements through the implementation of Plex Online:

  • ARCA, one of the largest manufacturers and systems integrators of cash-handling devices in the world, doubled production and market share and achieved 20 percent improvement in efficiencies.
  • Avon Gear Company, manufacturer of precision-machined components and subassemblies for the heavy industrial equipment industry, managed 20 percent annual growth, improved inventory accuracy more than threefold and cut report processing time from hours to minutes.
  • Creative Foam Corporation, leading supplier of foam fabricating products, achieved 95 percent inventory accuracy, improved processes and went paper-free in six of seven plants.
  • Groeb Farms, the world’s largest industrial and food service processor of honey, cut processing time by 600-plus hours annually and reduced the time needed to complete mock recalls by 75 percent.

Plex Online case studies of other successful companies can be downloaded here.

The ML100 awards, presented by the Manufacturing Executive and Manufacturing Leadership Council, honor individuals and companies that are shaping the future of global manufacturing by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their organizations to anticipate and respond to customers with unmatched agility.

About Plex Systems Inc.

Plex Systems Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS) for the shop floor, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management, and Business Intelligence (BI) for executive management. Plex Online’s comprehensive functional coverage delivers a “shop-floor to top-floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Troy, Mich., with customers around the globe.

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