Smart Manufacturing Blog

Welcome to your source for all things smart manufacturing. Whether you’re looking for expert insights, hard data, or actionable tips for your plant floor, we’ve got you covered every week of the year.

7th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing

Now Available!

Get your copy of the 7th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing and hear from 300+ manufacturers in this new survey report!

5 Things Manufacturers Will Take Away from a First-Time Experience at PowerPlex 2018

March 12, 2018

If you are a manufacturer and want to improve your operations with the help of technology, you may want to consider attending PowerPlex 2018. Why? This event is the world’s largest gathering of cloud manufacturing professionals who are driving the industry into the future. There are so many things you will take away from your experience attending for the first time, including:

1. Peer-to-Peer Insight

Don’t just take it from Plex—you can to talk to industry-specific peers during your time at PowerPlex. You’ll learn how others have leveraged cloud technology to drive efficiency, quality, and safety from leading manufacturers including Accuride Corporation, a global wheel and wheel end manufacturer; Fisher & Company, a seating-systems and mechanisms manufacturer; Kamco Industries, an injection, sheet molded, and Formed Fiber Felt product manufacturer; MFC Netform, a leading supplier of powertrain parts for the automotive and agricultural industries; Sanders Candy; and Shank’s Extracts, Inc. a private label flavoring and extracts company.

2. Real-World Examples and Best Practices

From business management, manufacturing operations management, machine and system integration, supplier and customer management, and supply chain management, you can choose from over 90 sessions that provide best practices, real-world examples, and hands-on workshops. Sessions that focus on industry trends also give you a look at where things are heading, so you can stay up-to-date.

3. Inspiration to Innovate

Surround yourself with innovative practices, people, and processes to help bring ideas back to your business that increase your competitiveness. The Plex Experience Lab is one way you can get your hands on the latest ERP and MES solutions. You can also watch demonstrations, work one-on-one with our experts, and check out our Customer Showcase featuring customers who make things with Plex.

4. Possibilities for the Future

Hear our CTO, Jerry Foster, talk about the latest technology and what we’re doing in areas like wearables, augmented reality/virtual reality, and the Industrial Industry of Things (IIoT). See how new technology is gaining momentum in viable use cases on the shop floor that deliver real value.

5. Partner Solutions

Consult with our growing ecosystem of partners. Each bring expertise, experience, and an integrated approach to best help you be successful in deploying cloud technology to run your manufacturing business.

Register today and join more than 1,000 leading manufacturers in Detroit, Michigan for a valuable and memorable experience. 

About the Author

Kaitlin Rebella Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, Plex Systems

As a member of the Plex corporate communications team, Kaitlin Rebella shares relevant, timely stories about the organization, its team, and the entire Plex community of customers and partners. She has spent over a decade practicing public relations, marketing, and communications representing a number of global technology, manufacturing, and supply chain organizations. Kaitlin has a bachelor’s in Journalism from Michigan State University.