Aerospace and Defense

Sharpen your competitive advantage through industry-leading quality, compliance and traceability along with superior manufacturing and supply chain execution.

Plex for Aerospace and Defense

Exceed expectations and drive revenue with world-class quality, end-to-end traceability and streamlined business processes. The Plex Manufacturing Cloud for A&D manufacturers delivers a secure, reliable and flexible solution for agile multi-mode production and lean supply chain operations.

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Meeting Aerospace and Defense Industry Challenges

Aerospace & defense manufacturers strive to reduce costs while maintaining quality and accelerating time to market in a compliance-driven industry. With Plex ERP, you can bring your engineering, production, pricing and accounting together at a level of accuracy and transparency not possible with traditional, pieced-together systems. Manage complex global supply chains, meet aggressive delivery cycles, adhere to strict industry compliance requirements and conquer a lengthy sales process in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

Features and Benefits

Master Your Plans and Schedules

  • Plan, schedule and dispatch production operations for more agile, efficient, repeatable and custom execution.
  • Make faster and more efficient scheduling trade-off decisions to better manage production schedules through built in, fully integrated Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Communicate issues immediately — resulting in leaner operations.

Get Closer to Your Partners

  • Bring partners closer to your businesses through supply chain management visibility, self-service capabilities and bi-directional electronic communication
  • Provide accurate, detailed bids and estimates to your prospective customers.

Manage Quality

  • Make quality management integral to your ERP processes while reducing the cost of poor quality (CoPQ)
  • Maintain thorough and complete audit trails and manage partner certifications. Support analysis and verification with upstream and downstream genealogy down to very specific information about inventory (including lot and heat data).

Minimize supply chain risks through compliance with ITAR and by relying on industry-leading security and disaster recovery with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. Operate in the safety, security and flexibility of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud for a cost-effective, high-performance and reliable enterprise. 


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The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is a single unified platform that helps you manage your manufacturing operations with unmatched agility and superior performance. Plex delivers a competitive edge to your business through its built-in broad and deep set of functionalities.

Accounting and Financials

Keep your accounting and finance system in sync with accurate, real-time data

Customers and Sales

Improve your customer service and save time and effort

Enterprise Management

Expand your business with enhanced controls and real-time data access

Human Capital

Treat your employees well and increase job satisfaction

Inventory Management

Improve inventory accuracy and optimize material availability

Planning and Scheduling

Plan for an optimized capacity utilization of your shop floor resources

Products and Programs

Track all program activities to ensure compliance and timely reporting

Production Management

Keep your plant efficient and productive with a central production hub

Quality Management

Improve product quality and comply with specifications

Suppliers and Purchasing

Keep suppliers informed and involved through the Plex Supplier Portal

Plex Platform

Use these essential functions to get the most from your ERP system

Why should you choose Plex?

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