The Plex Manufacturing Cloud for Automotive Suppliers - Demo


Digital Transformation to Control, Connect, and Unlock

See how the Plex Manufacturing Cloud enables digital transformation for automotive suppliers to control the shop floor, connect the entire business, and unlock people potential. (2:55)

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The Plex Manufacturing Cloud enables digital transformation to control your shop floor, connect your business, and unlock the potential of your people.

Plex provides you with real-time data about your business from anywhere in the world from any connected device. Here you can see a dashboard that executives might use to see what’s happening across the business.

Plex is based on a robust bill-of-material system that manages the individual parts and routings required to produce products repeatedly and consistently.

Plex helps you build a culture of quality and control that starts from the control plan. The control plan actually controls operational behavior by driving each process and inspection as specified in the control plan automatically.

For automotive manufacturers who must comply with APQP, PPAPs and FMEAs are tied directly to the control plan with specifications being stored in a common database. And of course, all documents are easily printed, emailed, or faxed from the included document control system.

Plex includes a complete EDI system that contains most of the key trading partners in the automotive industry. Plex’s EDI is tightly integrated with supply chain processes, from incoming orders and order releases, to advanced shipping notifications. And if you ever have any transmission issues, Plex will flag it and tell you what the details of that issue were.

Plex supports multiple planning environments from manual job planning to finite scheduling, resulting in a digital dispatch list versus a whiteboard.

And if you are a lean plant, you can use Kanban to manage jobs on a pull basis.

Plex differentiates production control with the unique control panel. Everything that the operator needs to effectively produce products is available at their fingertips. Even drawings and work instructions are available digitally.

The control panel error-proofs production to ensure efficiency and quality. If you try to record production without the necessary setups or materials loaded, Plex issues an error message.

Checksheets are automatically presented when required and must be completed to continue. If a measurement is out of spec, Plex will issue an error message and can automatically alert a supervisor or even stop a machine.

All of the digital data is instantly available for statistical process control as well.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud institutes a culture of productivity and control needed to transform your automotive manufacturing business.

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