IndustryWeek: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy? AR Hits Manufacturing
Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2017
Manufacturers of all sizes are starting to explore augmented reality, and some have been building for years toward a full-scaled deployment. But is the tech actually making an industrial difference yet? Manufacturers and industry experts, including Plex software architect Barrie Vince, weigh in.
TechTarget: Which hybrid ERP business processes should you move to the cloud?
Mon Jan 30 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2017
In 2012, manufacturer and Plex customer Accuride Corp. moved its ERP system to Plex Systems' cloud-based software – creating a “hybrid” ERP system of cloud and on-premise applications. Implementing Plex helped Accuride achieve its goal of obtaining real-time data, and in the future it plans to use the power of cloud computing to process engineering data and engineering simulations...
Automation World: Hungry for Data
Mon Jan 16 09:00:00 GMT-05:00 2017
Although pickles are one food item generally not subject to contamination nor safety issues, Hausbeck Pickle Co. in Saginaw, Mich., proactively implemented the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to improve quality and traceability from plants to stores. When lives are at stake in the case of an outbreak of a pathogen like E. coli or salmonella, isolating the problem and getting the offending product out of the food supply before anyone else gets sick can stop a bad situation in its tracks.
TechTarget: Plex Cloud ERP System Proves to be Mobile Catalyst for Manufacturer
Wed Jan 11 09:00:00 GMT-05:00 2017
Quatro Composites, a manufacturer of carbon fiber and thermal plastics for the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets, realized its ERP system could no longer meet its needs. Switching to the Plex Manufacturing Cloud helped them overcome geographic and physical constraints through the kind of mobile data access that only the cloud can enable.
TechTarget: Network Overhaul Performs in the Clutch for Auto Supplier
Thu Dec 22 09:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Japanese clutch manufacturer and Plex customer FCC LLC knew it couldn't grow in the United States if it held onto its antiquated networking and IT systems. The company's only option was replace everything and move to cloud ERP.
Talkin’ Cloud: Carving A Cloud - Finding Your Niche Across Five Industry Verticals
Fri Dec 02 10:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
The growth in cloud technology for the manufacturing industry has a lot to do with the extensive investment in the Internet of Things, which is largely cloud dependent. Plex, a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, released a report this year that found cloud technology improved manufacturers’ ability to manage their changing business needs.
The Fabricator: Making Sense of Manufacturing Acronyms
Tue Nov 08 09:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Plex’s Stu Johnson helps readers make sense of the most popular three-letter acronyms that crowd the enterprise software space and provides a back-to-the-basics look at how these acronyms help make managing business processes easier.
Assembly Magazine: Industry 4.0 – Myth vs. Reality
Thu Nov 03 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Industry 4.0 promises to transform the way that engineers design and build products over the next two decades. How will the manufacturing industry adjust? “Manufacturing is a very pragmatic industry not generally prone to jumping at every new trend,” notes Plex Systems’ Stu Johnson. “The rest of the market will generally fall in line once the return on investment is clear. Smaller companies generally do not have the resources to risk on low rate of return projects.”
Forbes: The State of Manufacturing Technology Report, 2016
Fri Oct 28 09:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
ERP writer Louis Columbus shares key insights derived from Plex’s 2016 State of Manufacturing Technology Report, showcasing how manufacturers are leveraging technology on their plant floor and throughout their organizations.
ComputerWorld: 2016 Data + Editors’ Choice Award
Thu Sep 01 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
MFC Netform, a leading supplier of powertrain parts for the automotive and agricultural industries, awarded the 2016 ComputerWorld Data + Editors’ Choice Award for leveraging technology, in this case a cloud-based ERP solution from Plex Systems, to grow its business from a start-up to an industry leader in just 10 years. “With Plex, we never have to prepare for customer visits or audits,” says Tim Cripsey, general manager. “Our documentation is always up to date and in order.”
Mint Jutras: Plex Hits the Acquisition Trail | Plex
Mon Aug 22 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Industry Analyst Cindy Jutras shares her thoughts on the DemandCaster acquisition. “Plex’s intent here is to add supply chain planning to an already robust ERP and MES offering,” Jutras writes. “But in this case, no M&A pixie dust is required. Plex and DemandCaster have been partnering together for about a year and already 10 out of DemandCaster’s 50 customers are also Plex customers. The integration is complete and bidirectional.”
Shop Metal Tech Magazine: Enterprising Solutions that Click
Mon Aug 15 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
G&W Products, a custom metal fabrication company, started from scratch implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for its shop floor. Now, G&W is reaping the benefits of having real-time access to documents and procedures. “I don’t think anyone understood the accessibility [the Plex Manufacturing Cloud] gave us. Having the ability to access drawings, work instructions…all the things customers require of us is now just a click away,” says Jeff Karan, Director of IT at G&W Products.
Strativa Blog: The Growing Circle of Cloud ERP
Wed Aug 10 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Cloud-based ERP functionality is not only catching up with traditional ERP providers, but now offering extended functionality. Frank Scavo, industry analyst, provides insight on Plex’s offering as a result of the DemandCaster acquisition. “As the first cloud ERP provider focused on manufacturing companies, [Plex] has a functional footprint that is wider and deeper than other ERP providers.”
Diginomica: Plex Acquires DemandCaster for Cloud-based Supply Chain
Tue Aug 09 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Industry Analyst Dennis Howlett shares his insight on the Plex acquisition of DemandCaster. “For the longer term, Plex now has a strong incentive to overlay supply chain analytics to its existing analytics roadmap.”
R “Ray” Wang Blog: Plex Adds Supply Chain Planning with DemandCaster Acquisition
Tue Aug 09 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
R “Ray” Wang, analyst from Constellation, provides an overview of Plex’s acquisition of supply chain planning leader DemandCaster. “The first acquisition by Plex provides a win-win for customers who seek consolidation of capabilities in the cloud. Customers win with end-to-end manufacturing execution, ERP, and supply chain capabilities from one cloud vendor. The OEM partnership paved the way for a smooth transition for customers.”
WardsAuto: Connecting Factory Floor with the Top Floor
Mon Aug 01 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Automotive suppliers tackle how to use the Internet to improve factory operations at this year’s CAR MBS conference in Traverse City, Mich. “We are using less than one percent of the information available on the plant floor,” says Plex’s Stu Johnson. “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”
Automotive News: Industrial Internet of Things Could Boost Plant Efficiency
Mon Aug 01 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
The Industrial Internet of Things enables automakers and suppliers to operate their plant floors more efficiently by mining data on their machines. Stu Johnson, director of product marketing at Plex, talks about IIoT’s importance to manufacturers at the CAR MBS conference in Traverse City, Mich.
The Enterprisers Project: Five Simple Steps for Communicating IT Concepts with a Non-Technical Audience
Tue Jun 21 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Plex Systems CTO Jerry Foster provides simple steps IT professionals can follow when communicating with business colleagues who have no technical training and limited exposure to technology management.
IndustryWeek: Connectivity Enabling Manufacturing Innovation
Tue Jun 07 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Manufacturers, who have steadily been reaping the benefits from using the cloud to collect and store data, are now looking at various ways to further increase the value of the data.
Lessons from Cloud ERP for Manufacturing Customers | Plex
Fri May 06 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2016
Over the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to moderate two different panels with a total of five different Plex customers. One panel was during Plex’s PowerPlex user conference (in Detroit) and the other was at the Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo (in Chicago). Their very real, personal comments regarding their journey with cloud ERP were noteworthy.
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