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in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.

Leading Food and Beverage Companies Choose the Plex Manufacturing Cloud

March 18, 2014

Whether it is cakes, beer, burgers or popcorn, food and beverage makers are turning to Plex, the leader in cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, to power their production operations.

TROY, MICH., Mar. 18, 2014 – Whether it is cakes, beer, burgers or popcorn, food and beverage makers are turning to Plex, the leader in cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, to power their production operations.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud provides comprehensive capabilities for food processing—from managing suppliers and ingredients to shipping finished product and to stocking customers. From complex formula management, lot control, tracking and traceability to unmatched quality management, Plex helps customers fully manage and streamline their processes so they can focus on their core business.

2013 Food and Beverage Highlights

A sampling of Plex’s new customers:

  • Green Flash Brewing Co., a San Diego-based craft brewer specializing in assertive and distinctive premium beers that take modern twists on traditional styles. The company is among the first breweries in the world to move its operations to the cloud. Green Flash chose Plex after evaluating several other solutions, including some designed specifically for brewery use.
  • Old Mill Kettle Corn, a processor of great tasting, healthy snacks, relies upon the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to provide complete visibility into operations and plant data and to adjust better its output scale to meet the ever-increasing product demand.
  • Sanders Fine Chocolatiers, a purveyor of confections, including, cakes, dessert toppings, chocolates and caramels that can be found in multiple retailers throughout the United States, is replacing outdated and bolt-on systems with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

Comments on Food and Beverage Momentum

“As a growing manufacturer of craft beer, Green Flash demands an ERP system with key functions to meet specific needs for the business,” explains Steve Goodger CFO, Green Flash Brewing Co. “We reviewed about 15 options, including some designed specifically for brewery use. We were drawn to Plex because it is an efficient, scalable solution to meet our most critical needs as a manufacturing facility and brewery. Plex offers complex functionality with an interface that is straightforward and approachable for all end-users. The cloud-based feature was a huge draw, so we can access company data remotely.”

“The Plex Manufacturing Cloud allows food and beverage entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality – while focusing on the quality of the products they are trying to sell,” said Vinnie Mirchandani, author on innovation and Deal Architect CEO. “Plex will continue to evolve with growing customer demands to take their ideas to the next level, as manufacturing resurges in the U.S."

“Plex is the clear choice for food and beverage entrepreneurs and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about working with these passionate, rapidly moving companies. Our results demonstrate their trust in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to manage incredibly complex operations. With Plex they can focus on innovating and scaling their businesses by untethering themselves from the IT and administrative concerns that may hamper their creativity,” said Karl Ederle, vice president of Product Management at Plex.

About Plex Systems

Plex Systems, Inc.® 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.


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Lori Zoellner
Director, Corporate Communications
Plex Systems


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