Smart and Lean Supply Chain Management

A proactive and pragmatic approach to your supply chain focused on manufacturing planning and control.

Quality Management

Plan and Execute Your Supply Chain with Transparency, Collaboration, and Automation

Rely on a cloud ERP and MES system with integral supply chain planning capabilities to for tighter control on inventory, and better service levels through digitally connected supply chain operations.

5 Critical Factors for Supply Chain Leaders to Achieve Better Customer Service

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At a Glance

Digitally connect and collaborate with your supply chain network.

Stay informed and confident about inventory information in your supply chain—in real time.

Get a realistic and holistic view of your global supply chain needs.

Collaborate with your suppliers for a strategic, long-term business relationship.

Project demand and balance it with your supply constraints, to meet customer expectations.

Avoid high supply chain costs due to expedited shipments, obsolete inventory, etc.

Manage and maintain MMOG/LE compliance with automotive customers and partners.

Customer Service

Meet and exceed customer service levels. Deliver quality products to your customers on-time, every time, and ensure compliance with industry standards and expectations.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud helps you collaborate with your customers, for a better understanding of their business needs.

  • Automate customer-facing processes with built-in EDI, customer portals, and workflows so escalations and exceptions are handled with confidence.
  • Mitigate your risk and exposure of recalls with easy access to accurate, database-driven traceability information from suppliers to customers.
  • Meet customer expectations with in-production quality enforcement, checksheets, shipping labels, and documentation—to prevent incorrect shipments to customers.
“Plex really helps us on the quality side for root cause problem-solving. It gives us a central repository for the steps we’re taking to solve the problem, actions associated with it, and due dates associated with the action. We then use that information to keep customers informed.” Caleb Hollier, Gill Industries

Supplier Performance

Work collaboratively with your suppliers by minimizing waste and maximizing ROI for them while maintaining high expectations for supplier performance.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud helps you strengthen relationships with suppliers for mutually beneficial, strategic, and collaborative business transactions.

  • Automate supplier-facing processes with built-in EDI, supplier portals, and workflows so escalations and exceptions are handled with confidence.
  • Enforce supplier accountability with scorecard tracking and ensure accurate tracking of materials costs with actionable purchase price variance reporting.
  • Establish a bi-directional communication channel with your suppliers so you can collaborate on quality expectations and streamline the procurement process.
  • Streamline your supply chain with built-in automotive best practices compliant with the Global Materials Management Operations Guidelines/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE).
“We leverage Plex to more effectively integrate and collaborate with our supplier base. Plex supplier portal helps us collaborate with suppliers to manage supplier container creation, labeling and shipments as well as supplier quality.” Michael Trathen, Lean Systems Senior Manager, American Axle Manufacturing

Inventory Control

Minimize costs stuck in inventory and ensure a smooth flow of materials to support lean supply chain operations in your organization.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud helps you take the guesswork out of inventory management. You have full visibility and control you need at your fingertips.

  • Achieve end-to-end visibility to eliminate costly physical counts and huge swings of inventory adjustments.
  • Error-proof every inventory movement in your extended supply chain with barcode scanning, other data capture mechanisms and an intuitive user interface.
  • Ensure a low inventory buffer and better purchase planning with accurate inventory tracking, real-time production control, and dynamically updated costing.

Planned Operations

Plan cross-functionally across sales, operations, marketing, inventory, and finance teams for a holistic view of your enterprise.

Plex delivers a single, holistic plan of your supply chain to drive operational excellence throughout the enterprise. Its cross-functional supply chain planning looks at projected customer demand as well as supply and capacity constraints, so you’re ready for anything.

  • Replace inefficient and unreliable manual planning with a single version of your supply chain plan in the cloud.
  • Based on various what-if scenarios and demand pattern models, deliver an accurate forecast that includes forecasted versus actual comparisons and day-to-day operations adjustments.
  • Produce a more realistic master production schedule (MPS) and material requirements plan (MRP) using dynamic inventory buffers and rough-cut capacity constraints.
“Our supply chain reacts more quickly and nimbly to changes in customer demand. The automated, paperless system saves time and effort, and helps with ISO compliance. Everyone in the supply chain has better information for an improved process.” Mark Williams, Senior Staff Engineer, Newman Technology

Digital Supply Chain

Participate in a digitally connected supply chain to overcome the challenges of inaccurate, unreliable, and data silos throughout your enterprise.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is the system of record for your enterprise—connecting shop floor to top floor, extended supply chain, and your IT ecosystem.

  • Rely on one unified system for your manufacturing business with connected shop floor, supply chain, people, and systems across multiple facilities.
  • Gain one version of truth so everyone in the business can make more-informed decisions.
  • Bring employees, suppliers, and customers all on one collaborative platform for higher visibility and quicker response to meet the demands of modern manufacturing.
“We get more advantage from Plex than we could with SAP or a similar system. This is the system of the future. Any company looking to outperform its competition and invest for the future will find its way to Plex.” Jim Piper, President, Ralco Industries


The Effective Supply Chain

Read this white paper to discover the effective solutions for challenges in today’s manufacturing supply chains.

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Success is the Connected Manufacturing Cloud

A connected enterprise provides a single version of truth that stretches from the plant floor, to the front office, and across the supply chain.

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The Financial Value of Supply Chain Visibility

Going to a cloud-based system can drastically improve visibility even for the most manually-based manufacturer.

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Why should you choose Plex?

Discover more about the cloud ERP benefits Plex offers.

Plex is Built for Manufacturers

Smart manufacturing solutions are not all the same. For example, 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.

Smart manufacturing technology 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 whom have access to exactly the same features, functions and capabilities enabled by a true, single software code SaaS cloud offering.

Smart manufacturing should truly be just that; solutions. Manufacturers are often tempted by 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 smart manufacturing 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. Plex smart manufacturing solutions are purpose-built to fit your manufacturing business needs, evolving with you while adding value daily.

Smart manufacturing technology 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.