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Which KPIs Should You Use for Supply Chain Planning?

Plex DemandCaster September 27, 2022

Using demand and supply software to accurately track KPIs using real-time data helps planners manage the supply chain with confidence. ...

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Supply Chain Management Skills for Today’s New Normal

Plex DemandCaster March 8, 2022

With advancing technology intersecting with unprecedented disruption, supply chain professionals should improve their skills to meet new challenges. ...

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Electricity, Sustainability, and Robots: Lessons from CES 2022

Jerry Foster January 25, 2022

Last week I attended the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Vegas, marking the fourth time in six years that a member of R&D has attended the high-tech event. While CES is primarily a consumer-oriented show, the technologies cutting their teeth in the consumer market often end up in the enterprise, or on the shop floor, so CES is critical to our forward-thinking plans and initiatives at Plex…

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The Ins and Outs of the End-to-End Supply Chain

Plex DemandCaster January 11, 2022

With the advancement of technology and software development, an end-to-end supply chain is a reality. See how DemandCaster turns data into end-to-end insights. ...

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The Role of Demand Planning KPIs in Supply Chain Management

Plex DemandCaster September 21, 2021

What are demand planning KPIs? KPIs are a critical part of demand planning and software can improve their accuracy. Learn more here. ...

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Unpacking the Forrester Consulting TEI™ Study: What Does 412% ROI Really Mean?

Plex Team July 7, 2021

Picture any tool at your disposal, whether it’s a machine on your shop floor or the phone in your pocket. How much is that tool worth to you? It’s hard to put a value on solutions that can have a wide impact on your operations. It’s also hard to find an objective opinion. We know that the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform can transform your business, but why should you believe us? And why should…

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Setting (and Raising) the Bar with the 2021 Industry Leader Impact Award Winner

Plex Team June 21, 2021

Leadership isn’t about achieving success. It’s about breaking old molds and revising the blueprint to achieve win after win....

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Reinventing Accuracy, Efficiency, and Safety with the 2021 Innovator Impact Award Winner

Plex Team June 14, 2021

Innovators don’t just push the envelope; they push the world forward. Without them, assembly lines wouldn’t exist. Cell phones would still be the size of a brick. And Netflix would still be mailing you DVDs. That’s why we’re celebrating the achievements of the 2021 Product or Technology Innovator Impact Award recipient. This is a company that embodies the smart manufacturing movement while…

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Producing 32 Million COVID Tests with the 2021 Business Operations Transformer Impact Award Winner

Plex Team June 9, 2021

There’s changing the way you operate, and then there’s transforming your business. That can mean different things for different manufacturers, especially when facing the unimaginable circumstances of the last year. The stakes were high. The world was watching. And one company scaled rapidly to jump into the fight against COVID-19....

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The 3 PowerPlex Sessions You Just Can’t Miss

Plex Team May 10, 2021

It’s spring. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the premier event for unstoppable manufacturers is about to hit a screen in your home office. PowerPlex is back, which means it’s the time to dive into the latest industry insights, peek into the minds of experts, and uncover the future of manufacturing. But with over 90 sessions, how will you choose which to attend?...

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