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TROY, MICH., September 2, 2015 – Plex, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced that Floracraft, the world's largest maker and supplier of floral foam products, increased production and reduced costs through its use of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, helping the company expand to become a premier supplier to the world’s largest retailer.
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud Helped FloraCraft Scale to Serve the World’s Largest Retailer
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Today FloraCraft was recognized as a Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards honoree for achieving business benefits through big data and demonstrating real-world results and best practices.
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“Our legacy ERP system couldn’t keep up with our growth in products or volume, not to mention the level of speed and precision required to work with very large retailers,” said Jim Scatena, president and CEO for FloraCraft. “With Plex, we now have a full view of our business – from the supply chain to the production line to the customer – so we can do accurate, real-time production planning. We can be confident that we have the right bill of materials and routing steps to fulfill customer orders, and at the same time we can do longer runs on the plant floor, which is more efficient. We’re even able to track costs down to a tenth of a cent, key to staying competitive and managing profitability.”
“FloraCraft proves the power of the manufacturing cloud every day,” said Jason Blessing, Plex CEO. “Their team has transformed the company from a small supplier of products for regional florists into a multi-facility manufacturer that now supplies more than 12,000 retail locations in the U.S., including Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. We’re proud to work with the FloraCraft team as they continue to grow and expand into new market opportunities. ”
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