Big Questions About Big Data

Big data is everywhere. It seems everyone is talking about it, but there’s still so much confusion around it. To top it off, more data is coming in ev...… Read More

How Manufacturers Thrive in an Uncertain Economy

How do you handle uncertain times? One strategy is to hunker down and “weather the storm.” For manufacturers, this often means limiting technology inv...… Read More

How Manufacturers Adapt to Changing Times

  • Laura Melchionne
  • 02/08/17
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As a self-funded, starving college student, I spent the summer of my sophomore year working on the assembly line of an injection molding factory makin...… Read More

Evolution of the IT Department in the Age of the Cloud

There’s no question that the cloud presents a disruptive technology that inevitably leads to rethinking – and often restructuring – the objectives of ...… Read More

Proof Positive: Modern Manufacturing Strategies Should Include Cloud ERP

Modern manufacturing is too complex for manual processes, and relying on disparate systems to run your business drains precious time. In fact, thirty-...… Read More

Could Detroit be the Next Technology Hub?

Last week’s Fortune article asks the question: Is Detroit the next Silicon Valley? While on the surface these two areas seem quite different – one k...… Read More

IDC MarketScape Names Plex a Major Player in Discrete Manufacturing Execution Systems

The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Execution System 2016 Vendor Assessment —provides a great perspective on manufacturing execut...… Read More

The Lego Hand

Topics like quality, efficiency, process and cost can dominate almost any manufacturing conversation. End-customer satisfaction depends on consistent ...… Read More

LNS Research Shares Lessons Learned from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

Bottom Line: Driving real-time visibility of quality and production metrics deep into discrete manufacturing can save troubled programs, delivering b...… Read More

How Plex Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing with Two-Tier ERP

Bottom line: Two-tier ERP strategies provide companies with a convenient approach to isolate and contain legacy ERP systems – which like asbestos -  ...… Read More