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Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform

Connect and automate your production and business processes with a single digital platform that’s purpose-built for manufacturing.

Manufacturing leaders are driven by the need to produce desired business outcomes.

They require agile systems that deliver the scale and enterprise visibility to meet fluctuating demand and changing customer requirements.

But manufacturers are often left with disparate systems and manual processes, leading to errors and rising costs that prevent them from gaining needed insights into the business.

The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform delivers the real-time control, visibility, and quality manufacturers need to manage their businesses and meet changing customer demands. 

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Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform Capabilities

The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform is a digital system of record that connects people, systems, machines, and supply chains, automates business processes, tracks data from the shop floor to the top floor, and delivers analytics for unmatched visibility and control.


The Smart Manufacturing Platform offers you options:

  • MES that Connects to your ERP

    If you have an existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution you're happy with, but you're looking for an alternative for running production, good news. Plex offers a pure-play manufacturing execution system (MES) that connects to your ERP solution.

  • A Fully Integrated Solution

    If you're looking for a total shop-floor-to-top-floor solution that includes ERP and MES in one, the Smart Manufacturing Platform offers a fully integrated MES, ERP, and supply chain management (SCM) solution.

Total Business Visibility

And in both scenarios, Plex supports additional levels of business visibility. Plex offers machine data collection via connectivity to programmable logic controllers (PLC), pulling machine data into Plex for detailed monitoring. Plex also offers analytics and Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions that provide additional levels of analysis as well as shop floor production and asset management tracking. These options provide you the opportunity to fully connect, automate, track, and analyze all aspects of your enterprise.

How Plex Does It

A manufacturing-focused cloud solution built explicitly for manufacturers,
Plex scales and adapts to your future needs.

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Connect

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Track

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Analyze

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

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Connect your people, suppliers, and customers to a single source of truth

Automate workflows and create a digital paper trail for reference and continuous improvement

Track all physical and digital transactions for greater accuracy and traceability

Analyze real-time trends over time and uncover rich, contextual insights

Manufacturing Execution System (MES/MOM)

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Connect to operations with a platform designed to support the speed, volume, and complexity of manufacturing transactions

Automate production transactions and manual tasks to ensure greater accuracy and free up workers’ time for higher-value activities

Track materials effectively throughout the entire journey, from receipt to shipment – including WIP – to deliver a real-time, granular view of the business

Analyze data collected at each manufacturing moment in the context of your enterprise-wide goals and metrics

Analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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Connect shop floor performance data to maximize production and operational visibility

Automate alerts sent to personnel who can effectively react to behavioral data that’s outside of the norm

Track equipment performance trends over time to predict downtime for proactive planning

Analyze trends and compare operational data against other KPIs to discover new opportunities for improvement

Supply Chain Management

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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

  • Plex Mobile

    Plex Mobile puts the power of the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform directly in the hands of your shop floor employees. 

    • Provides real-time connectivity to the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform anytime, anywhere, on any device.
    • Increases efficiency, decreases response times, and simplifies your employees’ everyday tasks
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  • Plex Cloud Infrastructure

    Plex Cloud Infrastructure powers the Smart Manufacturing Platform through security, high availability, and scalability.

    • Your data is safe and in your control in a private cloud housed by one of the world’s most elite data centers.
    • Focus on your core business and stay flexible in response to market changes and business needs. 
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Learn how Plex’s Smart Manufacturing Platform can help you

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“Smart Manufacturing is the intelligent, real-time orchestration and optimization of business, physical, and digital processes within factories and across the entire value chain. Resources and processes are automated, integrated, monitored and continuously evaluated based on all available information as close to real-time as possible.”

MESA.org

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