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Global Manufacturing Activity Increases for Fifth Consecutive Week

Jerry Foster June 4, 2020

In the last week, global manufacturing production activity has increased by 30%, largely led by the automotive industry, with spikes of activity emerging in Europe. This is the fifth consecutive week of growth according to our most recent data, representing 150% growth over those 5 weeks. Global manufacturing data set ...

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May Manufacturing Data Shows Signs of Rebound

Jerry Foster May 28, 2020

Global data set As we near the end of May, Plex’s unique COVID-19 related data suggests weeks of cautious optimism is warranted, as evidence of a rebound gains steam. Since the end of April, we’ve seen a four-week long streak of positive production activity. U.S. data set...

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Global Manufacturing Activity Continues Upward Trend, with Aerospace and Defense Seeing 57% Growth

Jerry Foster May 21, 2020

As reported in last week’s blog post, global manufacturing production activity is continuing on an upward trend, with an 8% increase week over week in production transactions. ...

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COVID-19 Update: Top Four Things to Know about Manufacturing Production This Week

Jerry Foster May 13, 2020

This week’s unique manufacturing data shows an upward trend in activity, with many regions and industries around the world showing signs of increased production. It is a hopeful sign as COVID-19-related restrictions continue to lift globally and manufacturers restart operations safely....

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How Jagemann Answered the Call for PPE Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Amy Jagemann May 5, 2020

Guest post from Amy Jagemann, marketing and customer service manager, Jagemann Stamping   The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we view business, our personal lives and the safety of our family, friends and communities. For my colleague Nathan Dudney, director of sales and business development at Jagemann Precision Plastics – a division of Jagemann Stamping – this battle is…

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Restarting Plex ERP After An Unprecedented Shutdown

Monti Piccioni May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing industry across the world, including organizations that leverage the Plex smart manufacturing systemplatform. Fragmented supply chains have become significantly harder to manage. Demand in many industries has fallen. Manufacturers have found themselves hobbled as they try to sustain current operations or shut down entirely for an undetermined…

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Manufacturing Production Holds Steady While Automakers Plan to Reopen

Jerry Foster April 30, 2020

Declining manufacturing production turned a corner last week – starting to flatten in most regions around the globe – and seems to be holding steady according to our most recent data.   Global data set  ...

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Medical Device Manufacturers Answer the COVID-19 Call

Plex Team April 23, 2020

Medical device manufacturers like Okay Industries are finding ways to support healthcare individuals and industries by becoming more creative and resourceful....

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Declining Manufacturing Production Turns the Corner

Jerry Foster April 22, 2020

This week’s global data marks a turning point: the decline of manufacturing production is starting to flatten, and in some regions and industries, even shows an upturn in activity. For instance, let's first look at two of our bigger data sets – manufacturing in the United States and China, both of which are showing signs of improvement (see graphs below). U.S. data set ...

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