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Without a manufacturing schedule, workpiece materials don’t arrive on time, machine tools sit idle and customers fume. However, scheduling is difficult, especially when multiple-level assemblies and large numbers of components are involved. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help, but not all solutions consider shop floor activities. Avon Gear, a contract manufacturer and Plex customer, discusses how a cloud-based ERP solution allowed them to change how they were scheduling shop floor activities. Tasks that Avon Gear previously managed using Excel spreadsheets with five schedulers is now done in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud with just one scheduler.
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