Smart Manufacturing Blog

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.


Exciting Announcement

Rockwell Automation Has Acquired Plex Systems

Worker Health and Safety Becomes a Global Conversation

COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Big Data, Cloud ERP Manufacturing, Manufacturing Intelligence
April 13, 2020

Any plant manager will tell you that the health and safety of their workers has always been a top priority. But as the COVID-19 crisis wages on, manufacturers around the world are having to quickly adapt their already robust safety initiatives to include strict protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.

In order to benefit the greater good of the manufacturing industry, leading organizations are proactively sharing best practices so that others may benefit from their key learnings. For example, Firstronic – a manufacturer of advanced electronics for the automotive, industrial and medical device industry based in Grand Rapids, Michigan – recently shared insights on the proactive COVID-19 health and safety initiatives the company has put in place in an illuminating article for their customers, suppliers, and partners.

These steps include: providing work-at-home options for non-essential front office personnel; moving all customer & supplier meetings to an online format; educating employees on proper sanitary practices and Coronavirus symptoms and risks; conducting thorough health screenings and implementing production processes that will allow workers to stay at home should the need arise.

While the situation is changing in real-time, you can read more about the steps that Firstronic has taken to protect their employees in their recently published quarterly newsletter.

About the Author

Plex Team

Plex Systems, Inc., a Rockwell Automation company, is the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, empowering the world’s manufacturers to make awesome products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business to drive transformation. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, Industrial IoT and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.