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Forrester Wave Rankings

Plex Named Strong Performer

in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.


Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Balance growth, cost, inventory, and production with real-time plant floor data that allows you to forecast—and deliver on—customer demands.


Improve inventory management and reduce costs

By driving accurate inventory decisions with confidence.


Exceed market delivery expectations

By gaining market share through agile supply chain planning and execution.


Optimize the supply chain

By evaluating scaling to reflect business and market conditions.

Plex Supply Chain Management (SCM) Capabilities

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration

    Achieve real-time visibility that connects plants and locations

    Many manufacturing operations lack work-in-progress visibility into inventory levels across the entire organization. This could result in excessive inventory or frequent stockouts as companies struggle to make accurate inventory counts and keep materials available. Inventory counts are often a very manual process. 


    With Plex, you can benefit from integrated planning that’s connected from the top floor to the shop floor. The cloud-based system fully integrates with your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). You can easily forecast demand and supply, understand capacity, create purchase orders, and automate cross-plant inventory moves. Consolidated cross-location visibility and user-friendly customer and supplier portals help you gauge current inventory levels so you can optimize your capital investments and plan for future company-wide needs.


  • Seamless Synchronization

    Deliver right inventory at the right moment as you plan capacity in real-time

    When supply chain planning and communication is out-of-sync, manufacturers often suffer from an inability to react to changes or forecast market demands or engineering needs. With poor communication between supplier or customer networks, manufacturers often experience a disintegrated order process.


    Plex’s supply chain management solution provides end-to-end supply chain planning where you can time changes and responses just right. Real-time insights and inventory visibility enable you to identify exceptions easily and perform dynamic scenario planning, distribution requirement planning, flexible resourcing, and statistical forecasting.

  • Error-Proof Traceability

    Leverage real-time visibility and transparency to optimize quality

    Disintegrated supply chain management solutions leave manufacturers with limited ability to mitigate risk, optimize quality, and respond to recalls or audits efficiently. This often results in concerns or variability in overall product quality and an inability to deliver on time or predictably.  Manufacturers may struggle to manage scrap and waste.


    Plex provides granular error-proof materials traceability that empowers manufacturers to reduce risk, ensure quality, and be agile in response to product issues or audits. Plex’s solution is purpose-built for manufacturers, taking into account industry- and country-specific quality standards and processes. Plex’s system also requires minimal training or expertise, enabling accurate and effective usage of the platform across teams. 

Aligned with extreme precision to the pillars of Smart Manufacturing.

Plex Supply Chain Management (SCM) is designed to provide immediate value for your company, while preparing you for whatever tomorrow brings.

What is Smart Manufacturing?
  • Connect

    Connect your entire supply chain to ensure better supplier and customer participation, lower costs, and more accurate delivery.

  • Automate

    Automate business processes with integral EDI to ensure more accurate supplier records and delivery.

  • Track

    Track materials and financial transactions to align material movement with costs.

  • Analyze

    Analyze procurement and spend data with full visibility to ensure tight cost, spend, and supplier alignment for continuous improvement.


Explore Plex Supply Chain Management’s Features

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    Customers & Sales Management

    Cross functional, consensus-based plans lead to actionable master production schedules (MPS) that collect input from sales, marketing, engineering, and operations.

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    Product & Program Management

    Management of the details and progress of your programs and products provide status updates to customers, ensure that processes are consistent and repeatable, and drive cross-functional alignment between customer demand, engineering, and production.

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    Suppliers & Purchasing Management

    Purchasing functions include RFQ, inbound shipping, purchase orders, requisitions, and supplier pricing.

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    Supply Chain Planning and Collaboration

    Maintain control and visibility with integrated and advanced planning, supply and demand planning, distribution requirements planning (DRP), and master scheduling.

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