Definitive Guide to Connected Manufacturing Helps CIOs and Operations Leaders Build Strategic Cloud ERP and MES Plans

Free book helps manufacturers navigate cloud technology solutions for leadership in IIoT
and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

TROY, Mich., December 5, 2017 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced the release of the Definitive Guide to Connected Manufacturing. The free book addresses the challenges today’s manufacturers face as they contend with changes in customer demand and business technology in an evolving global economy. It provides structured guidance for choosing and deploying connected manufacturing solutions, including cloud ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES), along with proven models for success. The industry’s foremost manufacturers meaningfully connect machines, suppliers, customers, systems, and people to reduce operational costs and focus on continuous innovation and business growth.

The Definitive Guide is available now at:

The guide draws on the experiences of more than 550 leading manufacturers and industry experts that have transformed their businesses with connected manufacturing. It provides an insider’s view of how the most innovative companies leverage cloud computing to unify systems across an enterprise and around the world.

Top industry analysts providing insight and industry context within the guide include Cindy Jutras, president of Mint Jutras; Matt Littlefield, president and principal analyst at LNS Research; and Vinnie Mirchandani, CEO of Deal Architect Inc.

Comments on the News

“Manufacturers focused on connecting operational and business processes, people and systems globally are hands down leading the industry,” said Chris Bishop, vice president of global services, Plex Systems. “A connected enterprise gives leaders the insights, access, and shop floor control to be competitive and agile when responding to customer needs and pursuing new opportunities.”

“The most successful manufacturers have learned to expect the unexpected,” said Jutras. “They have learned how to be agile. They have learned how to be connected.”

About Plex Systems

Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to more than 550 companies across process and discrete industries. Plex pioneered Cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce IT costs. With insight that starts on the production line, Plex helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to lead in an ever-changing market. Learn more at

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