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NASHVILLE, TN, June 30, 2015 – Plex, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today demonstrated new applications for wearable computing and sensors on the shop floor, including Google Glass, Apple Watch and Estimote Beacons. Built to connect everything from machines and sensors to PCs and personal mobile devices, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud provides an open, agile platform for manufacturers to innovate continuously on the shop floor with new manufacturing execution systems, machines and devices.
Plex is a long-standing leader in cloud manufacturing integration, with more than 50 percent of Plex transactions originating from machines, manufacturing execution systems and devices. A recent Plex study of leading manufacturers found that more than 55 percent used IP-enabled tools and machines, and 80 percent leverage a broad range of consumer mobile products, such as tablets and webcams, in their shop environments. Plex is continuously extending connectivity to new devices.
"Fisher & Company is always looking for new tools and innovations to make our production operations more efficient and better for employees," said Scott Tollafield, director of IT at Fisher & Company. "With its open platform, Plex makes it easy to take advantage of new tools like Google Glass or a ring scanner. That agility frequently turns into better processes and, ultimately, competitive advantage for us."
"The Plex Manufacturing Cloud has always been about real-world problem solving, providing an open and agile platform for customer-driven innovation," said Jerry Foster, CTO of Plex Systems. "We are constantly testing new gadgets and technologies to understand their potential utility in manufacturing, but the most exciting thing for our team is to take those capabilities and apply them in a real production environment. We're excited to work with Fisher & Company to expand their wearables program and support their approach to continuous innovation."
Plex Systems, Inc.® delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers the world’s leading innovators to make awesome products. Plex gives process and discrete manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business—from the shop floor to the top floor—to drive business transformation. Built in the cloud, the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes MES, ERP, supply chain management, Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility in an ever-changing market.
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