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Forrester Wave Rankings

Plex Named Strong Performer

in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.

Barrie Vince

Software Architect, Plex Systems


About the Author

Barrie Vince is a Software Architect and one of the original developers of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. Since joining Plex in October 1999, he has played a key role in the development of many of the Plex modules including part, inventory, tooling, VisionPlex, and most recently the refresh of the Plex user interface. Currently, he is leading the research and development of the organization's wearables initiative. Vince is a 2007 recipient of the Automotive Industry Action Group's Outstanding Achievement award and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science from Oakland University.

CES 2019: Emerging Technology for Use in Manufacturing

Barrie Vince January 22, 2019

CES is the annual consumer electronics show held every January in Las Vegas. It is “the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.” This year’s event, CES 2019, took place January 8-11, 2019....

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3 Principles for XR in Manufacturing

Barrie Vince August 6, 2018

It’s no secret that most manufacturers are focused on value-added activities, and often have little resources for technology research and development exploration—unless its dedicated to the development of new products. Decisions to invest in capital to run the business are not taken lightly....

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