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Global Manufacturing Production Activity Grows by 10%

Jerry Foster June 24, 2020

Our latest unique smart manufacturing data shows that global production activity continues to gain momentum, increasing by 10% since last week. As of June 21, the food and beverage sector has now exceeded pre-coronavirus levels of activity, and activity among automotive manufacturers is at 80% of pre-coronavirus production....

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Manufacturers Drives Automation

Jerry Foster June 23, 2020

With efficiency as an ever-present strategy for modern manufacturers, automation can be a key component to achieving success. Automation reduces strain on resources required for data entry and review, allowing teams to focus on higher value activities, such as re-investments in the company, streamlining the supply chain, or continuous improvement. It’s not just individual manufacturers who sees…

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Global Manufacturing Production Continues to Increase, North America Leads the Way

Jerry Foster June 10, 2020

In the last week, global manufacturing production activity experienced its second biggest growth spike since the recovery began in early May at 48% week-over-week. According to our most recent data, this increase is only slightly less than the largest surge in production levels to date, which occurred the third week in May. ...

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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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Plex’s No BS Guide to MES

Ben Stewart May 27, 2020

Are you struggling with a lack of visibility and control across your manufacturing operations? Does it feel like you are being left behind while your competitors move forward? Either way, you’re not alone.  ...

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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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