Food Engineering: Hausbeck Pickle Co. produces pickles and peppers on a prodigious scale
10/11/17
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
10/10/17
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.
TechTarget: Use of Data Analytics Boosts Small Businesses
08/01/17
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.
Computer Economics: ERP Consolidation Accelerates
07/27/17
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
07/24/17
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
07/21/17
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
06/28/17
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
06/28/17
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
06/15/17
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
06/03/17
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
06/03/17
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
05/31/17
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
05/18/17
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
05/17/17
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
05/13/17
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.
IndustryWeek: The Tech Column—A Cleveland Postcard from the #mfgTechShow
05/13/17
PowerPlex 2017 keynote Mike Rowe speaks with IndustryWeek about the influence of automation on the future manufacturing and why he thinks “dirty” jobs will never go away.
Diginomica: PowerPlex ’17 – CEO Jason Blessing on Plex’s Numbers as Cloud Manufacturing Hits a Tipping Point
05/12/17
At PowerPlex 2017, industry analyst Jon Reed sat down with Plex CEO Jason Blessing to hear more about Plex’s growth as a company and discuss the cloud manufacturing tipping point.
Enterprise Times: Plex Plunders Mathematics for Supply Chain and HCM Improvements
05/11/17
Plex is further connecting people, processes, systems and products in manufacturing enterprises with two new advancements in its analytics and supply chain suites, enabling greater enterprise-wide visibility, control and management with a forward-looking approach to data, forecasting, and machine-learning.
Automation World: Manufacturers’ Slow, but Steady Migration to the Cloud
05/11/17
Sanders Candy realizes significant ROI with Plex in part due to fast-track deployment, and being able to rely on experts for hardware infrastructure buildouts and software maintenance. The company has seen significant overall growth in the last three years, with equipment and production lines contributing to the company tripling its output.
Diginomica: PowerPlex 2017 – Trojan Battery Puts Industry Analysts Through the Lead Acid Battery Test
05/11/17
Industry analyst Jon Reed shares highlights from the Trojan Battery facility tour that was part of the analyst experience at PowerPlex 2017.
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