2012 saw the widespread acceptance of cloud computing, including the validation of the model by some of the largest software companies in the world. This acceptance comes as cloud pioneers continue to demonstrate that the cloud can exceed the highest standards around security, business continuity, and application functionality.
To stay competitive, manufacturers need to move quickly to the latest cloud-based SaaS ERP technology to get the best advantage of moving to the new technology, said Patrick Fetterman, vice president of marketing, Plex Systems, developer of the manufacturing-centric SaaS ERP system Plex Online.
GraviKor is one of those startups that can fit in a number of different classifications. Its welding and space-frame technologies are light enough that they could be considered a green business. It's technology is meant for vehicles so it could be pigeonholed as automotive.
The food industry is constantly evolving, and increasing food safety regulations and new technologies seem to be generating change at a faster pace than ever before. Food Manufacturing spoke with Jonathan Cowan and Tom Nessen of Plex Systems to discuss the newest safety legislation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and how food manufacturers can take advantage of new technologies to increase food safety and comply with the new regulations.
Plex Systems, provider of Plex Online, a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering for manufacturers, recently announced the results of the survey entitled “2012 ERP Study: Implementation and Usage Trends for SaaS/Cloud vs. Traditional Systems.”
See the results of a Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) survey, on behalf of Plex Systems, assessing various aspects of ERP implementation from more than 200 manufacturing leaders in North America.
Four years ago, Holland-based Fogg Filler Co. needed a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system because the system it had custom-built in the 1980s was no longer efficient. The company wanted a new system to improve engineering efficiency and to offer a unified platform for enhanced visibility across the company, said Todd Kemme, engineering manager at Fogg Filler, which designs and manufactures rotary filling systems for the liquids industry.
Learn more about SaaS ERP security concerns and how Jason Blessing, CEO at Plex Systems Inc., developer of cloud ERP, noted that protecting and maintaining the integrity of proprietary data is a critical consideration for manufacturers.
An order for 100,000 pieces is considered small at Jagemann Stamping. The Manitowoc, Wis.-based company processes 100 to 150 orders per week, many consisting of fluid transfer components deep drawn on transfer presses for the automotive industry.