in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.
By driving accurate inventory decisions with confidence.
By gaining market share through agile supply chain planning and execution.
By evaluating scaling to reflect business and market conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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 your entire supply chain to ensure better supplier and customer participation, lower costs, and more accurate delivery.
Automate business processes with integral EDI to ensure more accurate supplier records and delivery.
Track materials and financial transactions to align material movement with costs.
Analyze procurement and spend data with full visibility to ensure tight cost, spend, and supplier alignment for continuous improvement.
Cross functional, consensus-based plans lead to actionable master production schedules (MPS) that collect input from sales, marketing, engineering, and operations.Learn More
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.Learn More
Purchasing functions include RFQ, inbound shipping, purchase orders, requisitions, and supplier pricing.Learn More
Maintain control and visibility with integrated and advanced planning, supply and demand planning, distribution requirements planning (DRP), and master scheduling.Learn More
"The automated, paperless system saves time and effort, and helps with ISO compliance.”
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"We knew we’d be able to get through a launch quickly without a lot of up-front investment.”
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"We needed to do this right. We went through two iterations on a system that would help us with inventory—and they were expensive—so we didn’t want to go down that road again and not be happy with it in two years. Plex kept rising to the top because it is 100% cloudbased and it fit our needs as a food and beverage manufacturer."
CEO, Hausbeck Pickle CompanyLearn more