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.
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.
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.
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.