EaglePicher Technologies To Speak At AeroDef Manufacturing Conference

Press Release

Director of IT to present session on Automation and Efficiencies in Contract Manufacturing

TROY, Mich., March 12, 2013 – Aerospace and defense companies are under pressure to maximize speed to market, yet the engineer-to-order (ETO) business model and custom requirements associated with many of their products make it difficult to introduce efficiencies. Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, the leading cloud ERP for manufacturers, is pleased to announce that one of its customers, EaglePicher Technologies, will be tackling these very challenges at the upcoming AeroDef Manufacturing Conference, taking place March 19-21, 2013 at the Long Beach (CA) Conference Center.

David Ryan, director of IT for EaglePicher Technologies, a leading manufacturer of missile and satellite batteries , will present a session on “How to Achieve Automation and Efficiencies in a Contract Manufacturing Environment” on March 20, 2013 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. PT. Mr. Ryan will explain how to automate business processes in a contract manufacturing, or ETO, environment. Based on his experience at EaglePicher Technologies’ Aerospace & Defense Division, Mr. Ryan will describe how the team at EaglePicher improved business operations and how other manufacturers in the industry can do the same.

AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), in partnership with industry OEMs, the conference fosters innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

“We are pleased that David Ryan is sharing his story from EaglePicher Technologies to the attendees at the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference,” said Plex Systems Senior Account Manager John Lundy. “David will outline the tools and processes that his organization employs to automate processes in their contract management environment. David and his team have done a great job leveraging the Plex Online capabilities to achieve significant operational efficiencies.”

Plex Systems will also be sponsoring a panel at 1 p.m. PT on March 19, 2013, titled “Executive Perspectives on the Future of the Industry.” Learn more about the executive committee panel discussion.

About Plex Systems Inc.

Plex Systems Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS) for the shop floor, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management, and Business Intelligence (BI) for executive management. Plex Online’s comprehensive functional coverage delivers a “shop-floor to top-floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Troy, Mich., with customers around the globe.

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