Detroit, MI August 9, 2016 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced it has acquired DemandCaster, a leader in cloud-based supply chain planning solutions. The acquisition means the Plex Manufacturing Cloud now delivers the industry’s first comprehensive suite of cloud applications for running manufacturing enterprises, from enterprise resource (ERP) and supply chain planning (SCP) to manufacturing execution (MES).
Plex Systems: A Complete Cloud Suite for Manufacturing
With the addition of DemandCaster, Plex now provides customers with visibility and insight from demand to execution across the entire manufacturing enterprise.
Plex now offers manufacturers:
DemandCaster: Proven Leadership in Supply Chain Planning
Demandcaster is a pioneer and leader in cloud-based supply chain planning, with solutions that scale to support mid-sized manufacturers and global enterprises. The company has focused squarely on helping customers build world-class planning capabilities in order to fully leverage lean manufacturing processes. Plex has partnered with DemandCaster for more than a year, with multiple large, complex organizations selecting the two companies’ fully integrated solutions.
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“Bringing DemandCaster into the Plex Manufacturing Cloud means we can now offer manufacturers the industry’s first comprehensive cloud suite for connected manufacturing, from planning all the way to execution on the shop floor and delivery to the customer,” said Jason Blessing, CEO of Plex Systems. “We’ve already achieved tremendous market success as partners and I’m excited to see we what we can deliver for customers together.”
“We started DemandCaster to help manufacturers achieve world class planning capabilities and maximize the value of their finely tuned production and fulfillment operations,” said Ara Surenian, CEO and founder of DemandCaster. “From the start of our partnership, working with Plex has been an ideal fit, combining our cloud-based planning system with their industry leading MES solutions. I couldn’t be more excited to join the Plex team.”
“Adding DemandCaster’s proven capabilities to the Plex Manufacturing Cloud opens up a whole new era in connected manufacturing,” said Jim Shepherd, group vice president of strategy for Plex Systems. “Customers will be able to see a real-time change in demand, evaluate alternative responses, and coordinate rescheduled production or procurement all within a single application, anywhere in the world.”
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.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.
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