Crain’s Detroit Business: Notable Women in Manufacturing
Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2018
Plex’s Cloud Operations Director Lauren Giroux has been featured as a Michigan manufacturing leader. Leaders at customers Accuride Corporation, Hausbeck Pickle Co. and Sanders Candy are also named in this inaugural special issue.
Food Engineering: Food Safety Management Systems
Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2018
Shank’s Extracts, Inc., Sanders and Morley Candy Makers, Inc., Hausbeck Pickle Co. and USHydrations share best practices in food safety management systems and the technology they use to continue to lead their industries.
Enterprise Times: The Manufacturing Revolution
Wed Feb 07 00:00:00 EST 2018
Is the fourth industrial revolution here? Enterprise Times says while much progress has been made, manufacturers still have work to do, with ERP and IoT technology playing central and critical roles.
Food Engineering: FSMA to turn focus to supply chain control
Mon Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2018
Gerry Gray from Plex offers food processors ways to meet the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) latest requirements to gain better visibility and access into supply chains. Tips include automating processes and digitizing records for one version of the truth across the organization.
IT Toolbox: Five Ways to Do More with IoT and ERP
Fri Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2018
Plex’s Mike Hart shares best practices for integrating connected devices with ERP systems.
Manufacturing Business Technology: Guide to Help Build Strategic Cloud ERP and MES Plans Released
Wed Dec 06 00:00:00 EST 2017
For manufacturing technology professionals, Plex Systems has released The Definitive Guide to Connected Manufacturing. The free guide draws on experiences from more than 550 connected manufacturers and features expert insights from analysts Cindy Jutras, president of Mint Jutras, Matt Littlefield, president and principal analyst at LNS Research; and Vinnie Mirchandani, CEO of Deal Architect Inc.
TechTarget: Adoption of IIOT applications rising but full value yet to come
Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 EST 2017
Plex’s annual State of Manufacturing Technology report reveals that the 4th Industrial Revolution is well underway, supported by cloud technology.
EBN: Cloud, Connectivity Lay Foundation for Industry 4.0
Mon Nov 06 00:00:00 EST 2017
Many industry analysts and academics predicted that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is further out, recent research from Plex Systems indicates 4IR is already here thanks to connectivity and cloud computing.
HuffingtonPost: What’s Keeping You from the Next Industrial Revolution
Wed Oct 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Like the first industrial revolution, the next generation of manufacturing will yield exponential increases in quality, efficiency, and innovation. And according to Plex’s Chief Technology Officer, “Cloud technology is at the core of the next industrial revolution.”
Food Engineering: Hausbeck Pickle Co. produces pickles and peppers on a prodigious scale
Wed Oct 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Making pickles and peppers for global fast food restaurants and chains is challenging. See how the Hausbeck Pickle Company combines family values, hard work and cloud technology to provide for big name customers like Subway, Burger King, Sonic, Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s.
Food Engineering: Innovation, tradition make Sanders and Morley Candy Makers a fabulous food plant
Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Writer Crystal Lindell provides an in-depth look at Sanders’ factory and operations, highlighting the double-digit growth that the company has experienced every year for the last decade. The article highlights Sanders’ investment in modernizing its ERP software and the impact Plex has had on the company.
DealArchitect: Plex and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Sat Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Industry Analyst Vinnie Mirchandani provides insight on the Industrial Revolution, why manufacturers are embracing it and stating it’s far more mainstream than many would think. “Every day, new devices and equipment, both those designed specifically for manufacturing and those conceived for other industries or even consumer markets, are providing new opportunities for innovation and connection.”
TechTarget: Digital manufacturing technologies a challenge for ERP
Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Patching together legacy systems is no longer an option for today’s leading manufacturers, who are evolving to lighter, more responsive cloud ERP systems.
IDC: PowerPlex 2017 – Pulling for the Disruptor
Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017
"PowerPlex is an excellent event, not just for existing customers but also for those wishing to explore the progress that Plex has made in manufacturing," says Simon Ellis, program VP, Supply Chain Strategies practice at IDC.
TechTarget: Use of Data Analytics Boosts Small Businesses
Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017
G&W Products, a custom metal fabricator, replaced its legacy technology four years ago. Since the shift, the company has been able to gain access to meaningful company analytics using Plex, helping the organization and its leadership make better business decisions.
Diginomica: ‘Manufacturing is the growth engine’ – why Baker Tilly advocates for Industry 4.0, IoT, and Plex
Fri Jul 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Peter Pearce of Baker Tilly sees huge opportunities in next-gen manufacturing, aka Industry 4.0. See why he thinks manufacturers must embrace IoT and cloud technology to succeed in the competitive market.
Computer Economics: ERP Consolidation Accelerates
Thu Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017
The ERP landscape is changing, with recent activity noting a trend toward industry consolidation. The most recent announcement validates cloud-based solutions are the way forward for business software, says Plex.
Crain’s Detroit Business: Sanders Innovates, Grows for Sweet Success
Mon Jul 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Candy and baked goods manufacturer Sanders Candy highlights how innovative technology solutions like Plex is helping the 142-year-old organization transform.
IndustryWeek: Google Glass Returns, This Time with Industrial Tweaks
Fri Jul 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Google Glass Enterprise Edition is publicly announced, but manufacturers aren’t as surprised as other industries, says reporter Matt LaWell. In fact, Plex customers like Fisher Dynamics explored the application of Google Glass and other connected technologies years ago, demonstrating just one way manufacturers can take advantage of a growing wearables market.
IndustryWeek: IndustryWeek Best Plants Winner Firstronic Proves That the US Can Manufacture Electronics
Wed Jun 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Smart processes and systems help deliver new business opportunities for high tech manufacturer Firstronic. The company shares some of the ways they’ve used the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to achieve a three-year growth rate exceeding 250%, thanks to improvements to workforce management, quality assurance, and IT solutions that challenge traditional methods.