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Welcome to the official Smart Manufacturing Blog. Gain access to the experiences of smart manufacturers that make the world's most awesome products, and insights into cloud-based MES, ERP, Supply Chain Management, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Analytics solutions.


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in the IDC MarketScape ERP Applications 2020 Vendor Assessment.

Success Is ... Shape Corp.

Cloud ERP Manufacturing
December 2, 2014

Manufacturing quality takes many forms, from the consistency and flavor of ice cream to the perfectly aligned stitches that glide across the dashboard of a luxury automobile. Quality can be about precision, fit and even about experience.

For Shape, quality is about safety. 

Shape Corporation turns metal and plastic into products that save lives. Of the top 2014 IIHS safety rated vehicles, Shape supplies 20 components on 9 of the vehicles. Their design, engineering, testing and manufacturing footprint spans eight industries including agriculture, automotive, office furniture and medical -- across more than 15 countries.

For this week’s installment of Make Things Monday, we’ll highlight quality and Shape Corp’s commitment to quality and how they’ve been able to accomplish manufacturing excellence across the globe.

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Plex Systems, Inc.® delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers the world’s leading innovators to make awesome products. Plex gives process and discrete manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business—from the shop floor to the top floor —to drive business transformation. Built in the cloud, the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes MES, ERP, supply chain management, Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility in an ever-changing market. Learn more at

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