in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.
Plex helps you plan for every stage of the MRP process. You can forecast based on customer sales revenue, manufacturing quantity, and period, and compute requirements for purchased and manufactured materials. We help you set accurate expectations with customers by providing a reliable delivery date.
You can also compute requirements for purchased and manufactured materials based on planned production, maintenance, and scheduled downtime and easily convert these requirements into purchase order releases for your suppliers. Define your own MRP refresh schedule for a near-real-time production plan, without having to wait till the end of the day or even the end of the week.
With Plex, you can define your own rules, finite capacity, and available resources, including employee skills, tools, and space. You can also sequence operations based on attributes to optimize production runs, alleviating major cost and time conflicts. Multiple scheduling options allow you to level-load production across work centers.
Plex allows you to explore what-if scheduling scenarios “off-line” to consider additional planning insights and refine the planning engine’s recommendations. You can create reusable job templates with inherited routing operations, required materials and ingredients to further automate the scheduling and constraint management process.
Kanban scheduling software enables you to optimize the flow of high-volume repetitive parts. Digital Kanban cards are presented to operators on their Control Panel as a signal to initiate required production.
Digital Kanban software helps you manage pull-based replenishments and satisfy production demands efficiently.
"A big improvement that I see with Plex is the fact that we can do live scheduling. We can now move a job and schedule it in front of another job at a whim or a customer’s request. We couldn’t do that before."
Operations ManagerLearn More
“It (Plex) reduces the number of calls we get exponentially. Customer portals allow clients to manage their inventory offsite and do their ERP planning based on our inventories, production schedules and finished goods. They now have access [to] a majority of the information they would have once gotten from a sales rep directly through the system."
Sales and Marketing RepresentativeLearn More
"Plex is the most versatile solution to use in a manufacturing environment. It helps us stay organized and suits our growing needs."
Matt Korth, President
Avon MachiningLearn More