PMA Chairman for 2014 Jody Fledderman, president and CEO of Batesville Tool and Die, puts his money on servo-press technology, 3D printing and other leading-edge technology to stay ahead of demand for automotive stamping.
We are entering a new era of manufacturing — one where manufacturers need to move fast and strike hard in order to stay ahead of competitors and stay relevant to customers. This type of maneuverability depends heavily on technology, leading companies to take stock of their ERP solutions and evaluate if they can succeed with what they have.
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.
Recently, Diginomica’s Stuart Lauchlan published an interview with Kirill Tatarinov, EVP for Microsoft Business Solutions. Mr. Tatarinov made some statements that were intended to position Microsoft’sDynamics AX product as a public cloud ERP solution in 2015. But were his claims correct?
Earlier today, Saugatuck had a good call with Jason Blessing, the new CEO at Plex Systems, who joined the company in early 2013. Saugatuck has been tracking Plex for more than 5 years – as we have long viewed it as an innovator in Cloud-based business software targeting primarily disc
December 31, 2012: Nucleus Research: Plex Raises $30 Million to Extend Its Cloud ERP September 11, 2012: Chainlink Research: Cloud-based ERP for Manufacturing March 19, 2012: Gartner: Cloud Computing and SaaS Adoption in Manufacturing and Natural Resources, Worldwide, 2012 November 1,