Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Industry

Sharpen your competitive advantage through industry-leading quality, compliance and traceability along with superior manufacturing and supply chain execution.

Plex for Aerospace and Defense

Exceed expectations and drive revenue with world-class quality, end-to-end traceability and streamlined business processes. The Plex Manufacturing Cloud for Aerospace & Defense (A&D) manufacturers delivers a secure, reliable and flexible solution for agile multi-mode production and lean supply chain operations.

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Eight Must-Have ERP Features for Aerospace & Defense

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Meeting Aerospace and Defense Industry Challenges

Aerospace & Defense manufacturers strive to reduce costs while maintaining quality and accelerating time to market in a compliance-driven industry. With Plex ERP, you can bring your engineering, production, pricing and accounting together at a level of accuracy and transparency not possible with traditional, pieced-together aerospace manufacturing systems. Manage complex global supply chains, meet aggressive delivery cycles, adhere to strict defense & aerospace industry compliance requirements and conquer a lengthy sales process in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

Features and Benefits of Defense & Aerospace Manufacturing

Master Your Plans and Schedules

  • Plan, schedule and dispatch production operations for more agile, efficient, repeatable and custom execution.
  • Make faster and more efficient scheduling trade-off decisions to better manage production schedules through built in, fully integrated Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Communicate issues immediately — resulting in leaner operations.

Get Closer to Your Partners

  • Bring partners closer to your businesses through supply chain management visibility, self-service capabilities and bi-directional electronic communication
  • Provide accurate, detailed bids and estimates to your prospective customers.

Manage Quality

  • Make quality management integral to your ERP processes while reducing the cost of poor quality (CoPQ)
  • Maintain thorough and complete audit trails and manage partner certifications. Support analysis and verification with upstream and downstream genealogy down to very specific information about inventory (including lot and heat data).

Minimize supply chain risks through compliance with ITAR and by relying on industry-leading security and disaster recovery with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. Operate in the safety, security and flexibility of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud for a cost-effective, high-performance and reliable enterprise. 

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is a single unified platform that helps you manage your manufacturing operations with unmatched agility and superior performance. Plex delivers a competitive edge to your business through its built-in broad and deep set of functionalities.

Accounting and Financials

Keep your accounting and finance system in sync with accurate, real-time data.

Customers and Sales

Improve your customer service and save time and effort.

Enterprise Management

Expand your business with enhanced controls and real-time data access.

Human Capital

Treat your employees right and increase job satisfaction.

Inventory Management

Improve inventory accuracy and optimize material availability.

Planning and Scheduling

Plan for an optimized capacity utilization of your shop floor resources.

Products and Programs

Track all program activities to ensure compliance and timely reporting.

Production Management

Keep your plant efficient and productive with a central production hub.

Quality Management

Improve product quality and comply with specifications.

Suppliers and Purchasing

Keep suppliers informed and involved through improved collaboration.

SaaS Platform

Use these essential functions to get the most from your ERP system.

Why should you choose Plex?

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Plex is Built for Manufacturers

Manufacturing ERP software is not all the same. Historical ERP software solutions involve painful implementation projects followed by challenging periodic updates – often forcing companies to go years without updating their ERP system. Meanwhile, these same companies lose value day after day as new features and functions elude them, only implemented with the next painful ‘big bang’ upgrade.

Modern manufacturing ERP software from Plex takes a different approach. No more waiting. No more upgrades. New features are added daily to a single line of code, shared instantly with all Plex customers. Those customers not only realize renewed value daily, but share best practices real time with other peer Plex customers, all of which have access to exactly the same features, functions and capabilities enabled by a true, single ERP software code SaaS cloud offering.

ERP software solutions should truly be just that; solutions. Manufacturers are often tempted by ERP software vendors touting strong financial, accounting, and even retail ERP software solutions and systems. None of these, however, do the one thing they need particularly well – manufacturing.

Plex is different, offering the only ERP software solution built from the ground up in the cloud and focused exclusively on manufacturing. At Plex, we know manufacturing isn’t just part of the business: manufacturing is the business. The Plex ERP software solution is purpose-built to fit your manufacturing business needs, evolving with you while adding value daily.

Manufacturing ERP software is not all the same. Plex can help you be different. Find out how.

Manufacturers have moved beyond the need for non-integrated point solutions to solve their challenges – they require a true ERP system. Beyond individual, bolt-on products, an ERP system enables connectivity between companies, their customers and their suppliers.

An ERP system must fit the business needs of a given company, while offering a broad array of capabilities designed for that business. With an eye toward the future, the right ERP system gives companies the power to scale at their pace while adding constant value in real time.

Move your business forward with a true ERP system. Find out how.