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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The skills gap is a chief concern for today’s manufacturers, and as Mike Rowe explains at PowerPlex 2017, we all must work together to help close it. Learn exactly how big the challenge is, and some of the ways Mike and Plex are working to resolve it.
Plex provides insights for food and beverage manufacturers on managing allergens – a growing concern across the industry. Topping the list of insights are a focus on the process, planning tools, and leveraging software to properly manage materials on the shop floor.
Plex’s Todd Weeks provides perspective on why 2017 is the year to focus on ERP security, and how business professionals can create a framework for reducing their company’s vulnerability to a cyber-attack.
Hatch Stamping demonstrates a long-standing culture of using business intelligence to drive smart decisions, most recently applying production analytic application from shop floor to top floor leadership, which has contributed to 25 percent sales growth in the last two years alone. Plex leaders also discuss analytics’ role in IIoT and the product innovation process.
ASK Power, a manufacturer of electrical power connectors for the transportation, military, telecommunications, and OEM markets improves business processes using sales & operations planning and capacity planning.