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Debunking Cloud Myths: All Cloud ERP Is Not the Same

  • Jim Shepherd
  • July 20, 2016
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Mint Jutras, an ERP industry analyst firm, may have said it best: “All SaaS is cloud computing, but not all cloud computing is SaaS.“ There … Read More

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Debunking Cloud Myths: Total Cost of Ownership

  • Jim Shepherd
  • June 29, 2016
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Without understanding true costs and overlooked opportunity costs, manufacturers only have a narrow TCO view.… Read More

Modern Manufacturing

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IDC MarketScape Names Plex a Major Player in Discrete Manufacturing Execution Systems

  • Staff Writer
  • Nov. 30, 2016
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The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Execution System 2016 Vendor Assessment —provides a great perspective on manufacturing… Read More

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How Digital Is Your Manufacturing Business?

  • Cindy Jutras
  • Oct. 31, 2016
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Manufacturing professionals certainly “get” the significance of digital technologies today. Eighty-six percent of manufacturers participatin… Read More

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How to Build a Solid Business Case for a Quality Maturity Program

  • Staff Writer
  • Oct. 18, 2016
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“Quality is Job One” was the mantra Ford put forth in the memorable 1980s advertising campaign, and improving quality still ranks number one… Read More

Customers

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How Manufacturers Thrive in an Uncertain Economy

  • Staff Writer
  • Sept. 14, 2016
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How do you handle uncertain times? One strategy is to hunker down and “weather the storm.” For manufacturers, this often means limiting tech… Read More

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Supplier Expands Production with Manufacturing ERP Software

  • Staff Writer
  • Aug. 01, 2016
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Putting customers first is a mantra that FloraCraft takes to heart. The company has built its 70-year reputation as the world’s largest fabr… Read More

News and Culture

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PowerPlex 2016: Women Leaders in Manufacturing and Technology

  • Staff Writer
  • May 31, 2016
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While at PowerPlex 2016 in Detroit, I attended the Women Leaders in Manufacturing & Technology reception and panel. The panel included Kathr… Read More

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PowerPlex 2016: #WeMake Things

  • Staff Writer
  • May 17, 2016
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This year’s PowerPlex conference April 25-28 in Detroit, Michigan had 1200 attendees — that is to say, 1200 “makers of things”— the largest … Read More

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Thank You for Helping Us Support the Flint Community

  • Staff Writer
  • Mar. 16, 2016
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Plex's employees, customers, manufacturing industry leaders and fans helped raising $20,000 to bring clean drinking water to the people of F… Read More