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.”
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.
Food Engineering: Mike Rowe Thinks More Kids Should Skip College
Wed Jun 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017
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.
Food Engineering: Successful Allergen Control Requires Close Attention to Detail
Thu Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017
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.
IT Toolbox: Seven Keys for Better ERP Security
Sat Jun 03 00:00:00 EDT 2017
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.
Embedded Systems Engineering: Analytics to Answer the Next Question and the One After That
Sat Jun 03 00:00:00 EDT 2017
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.
Industry Today: IL-Based Manufacturer Increases Profit Margin, On-Time Performance, Lead Time
Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017
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.
Diginomica: The State of Manufacturing ERP – part 5 – The Plex update
Thu May 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017
As part of an ongoing series profiling manufacturing ERP vendors, industry analyst Brian Sommer shares an update on Plex, noting that “Plex is the grand master of the cloud ERP space.”
Enterprise Irregulars: PowerPlex celebrating the American Mittelstand
Wed May 17 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Analyst Vinnie Mirchandani of Deal Architect reflects on his recent experience at PowerPlex 2017 and expresses approval for Plex’s celebration of manufacturers.
aftermarketNews: Accuride Receives Plex Systems 2017 Impact Award for Leadership
Sat May 13 00:00:00 EDT 2017
The 2017 Plex Impact Award recognizes leading manufacturers, including Accuride Corp., a growing global supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries.
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