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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 15, 2012 – Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced a webinar for the manufacturing industry, "What Does Big Data Mean for Small to Medium Manufacturers?" on March 29, 2012, at 1-2 p.m. ET.
Led by manufacturing supply chain expert David Turbide, the webinar will address what Big Data means and what it can do for small to medium-sized manufacturers. He also will share techniques on how to leverage use of real-time metrics, optimize operations and improve efficiency of production processes.
Leveraging Big Data has become more feasible as economic approaches have emerged to cultivate the volume, velocity and variability of data formerly too massive for conventional database systems to process. Turbide will give an overview of Big Data and address its challenges for manufacturers, as well as explore how some companies are utilizing Big Data to give them a competitive edge in shop floor data, financial data, Key Performance Indicators, supply chain metrics and more.
"Manufacturers store more data than any other sector, so the question of how to access and leverage Big Data is undeniably one of this year’s most important business challenges for all companies," said Plex Systems Vice President Patrick Fetterman. "Cost-effective Cloud-based technology solutions can bring Big Data processing into reach for small and medium-sized manufacturers and help them reveal these powerful and valuable patterns and information to improve operations."