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Dave Utley

Solution Engineer, Plex Systems

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About the Author

David Utley led a team of solution engineers for Plex Systems from March 2011 to July 2016.

In Supply Chain Management, Transparency Is the New Normal

Dave Utley March 12, 2013

While supply chain management is often considered its own function within the manufacturing enterprise, effective supply chain communication is critical to virtually every area of the business. But old-school relationships between OEMs and tier suppliers were often marred by distrust, suspicion and adversity. ...

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A Chance to Transform: 5 Key Questions to Ask ERP Vendors

Dave Utley February 18, 2013

Are you heading into an ERP selection project? Or are you heading into a manufacturing transformation project? We’ve found that top-performing manufacturers use their active ERP project for something greater. ...

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