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PLEX Expert Blog: 3 Key Technologies to Focus on for Industry 4.0

by Jerry Foster It’s no secret Industry 4.0 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution will influence the industry for years to come. This cyber-physical evolution is changing the way manufacturers make things, serve customers, run their plants, and do business. Last month, I had the privilege of speaking on these topics at the inaugural Great Lakes Digital Transformation Summit in [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: Will Jobs Be Lost to Automation?

by Anurag Garg, VP and Head of Analytics & IoT, Plex Systems Product and technology innovation has transformed life as we know it in the last few decades, and the pace of change is only getting faster over the next decade. Inventors and innovators continue to look for ways to make life easier, automate repetitive tasks, [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: Why Should You Care About Industrial IoT?

by Stu Johnson You are a manufacturing supplier that prides yourself on quality performance and on-time delivery. You’ve invested heavily in production equipment and have the best people to help your run the business. You have a manufacturing ERP system that keeps all of your departments connected to the latest information and enables them to work effectively from [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: Manufacturers – The Future Workforce Starts with You

by Dave Morfas t’s no secret: the future of manufacturing depends on workers. And right now, manufacturers are facing an astounding worker shortage. Experts predict the skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4 million manufacturing positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028, putting manufacturers at serious risk of not being able to keep pace with customer demands. With [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: Automotive Suppliers Rely on Accurate Data to Meet Industry Challenges

by: Stu Johnson, PLEX Systems There are no shortage of challenges facing suppliers within the automotive supply chain. Meeting stringent OEM specifications while balancing volatile commodity costs with quality is the price of doing business. In our recent State of Manufacturing Technology survey, automotive suppliers made up 56 percent of survey respondents. What’s notable about this segment [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: How We Keep Your Manufacturing Data Secure in the Cloud

by: Todd Weeks, Group VP of Cloud Computing, Plex Systems We hear from manufacturing businesses that they are still nervous about their data in the cloud. While we believe there is plenty of evidence that our cloud is secure, we also believe this concern is justified. You deal with sensitive data about your business all the time. [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: Survey Says: Manufacturers, Choose Technology Wisely

by: Richard Murray, Chief Product Officer, Plex Systems There are thousands of technology innovations now available to manufacturers, from new equipment to robotics, software, business intelligence tools, wearables, and sensors. The sheer number of choices available means manufacturers must work harder than ever to find the signal in the noise. That’s why, each year, we survey [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog – CES 2019: Emerging Technology for Use in Manufacturing

by: Barrie Vince is a Software Architect CES is the annual consumer electronics show held every January in Las Vegas. It is “the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.” This year’s event, CES 2019, took place January 8-11, 2019. It’s BIG! The show spans nine conference halls for [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: See Better Results with Plex: 3 Successful ERP System Customer Stories

by Dave Morfas Director of Product Marketing Plex Systems What does a job well done look like to you? If you’re on the shop floor, it probably looks like a record production rate or an increase in inventory accuracy. If you’re on the top floor, it might look like a boost in your company’s profits. [...]

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PLEX Expert Blog: Future of Manufacturing Roundtable: The future is bright, but comes with growing pains

by Kaitlin Rebella Senior Manager of Corporate Communications Plex Systems Plex Systems recently brought together industry analysts and its customers for the second Future of Manufacturing Roundtable (FoMR). This collaborative day seats manufacturing technology leaders on Plex’s customer advisory board next to experts who write about enterprise software day-in and day-out, which always leads to a [...]

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