I along with colleagues spent quality time with Plex Systems (disclosure: consulting and content client.) There are many reasons to like the company and I’ll get to those in a future discussion but again, we asked the same question with much the same response. What was much more interesting though was a follow on discussion that had three parts to it.
By Jim Shepherd, Vice President of Strategy, Plex Systems Wow have we made progress! It used to be that architectural changes in ERP systems required rewriting the code, but now you can do it by simply editing the web page and issuing a press release. ERP “paradigm shifts,” like the ones from mainframes to minicomputers or host-based to SOA, consumed thousands of software engineers’ efforts and sent the majority of vendors to the ERP graveyard. The survivors of those wars of attrition have learn
By Louis Columbus, Product Marketing Manager, Plex Systems Introducing a new video series, which will feature commentary from Plex experts on a wide array of crucial topics within the manufacturing space. Time-to-market, compliance and quality are all constraints that continually force food and beverage manufacturers to seek out opportunities for continually improve. By adopting a cloud-based ERP system, each of these constraints can be managed in unison to deliver excellent products on time an
Bottom Line: Driving real-time visibility of quality and production metrics deep into discrete manufacturing can save troubled programs, delivering better time-to-market and time-to-quality improvement. Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst of LNS Research is one of the most insightful thought leaders in the enterprise software industry today. He founded LNS Research, a firm dedicated to helping clients attain Operational Excellence through innovate use of enterprise software and
by Ann Grackin, CEO of ChainLink Research Developing a global sourcing model to serve a world-wide customer base as well as to manage global operations in a seamless way, manufacturers have adopted a ‘build anywhere-ship anywhere strategy.’ Adopting a cloud manufacturing system is emerging as the best strategy to quickly enable these capabilities. No doubt global markets are enticing to manufacturers, since firms want to place manufacturing close to customers or take advantage of low-cost-count