A leading global manufacturer of precision-engineered assemblies and modules for the automotive, multiuse vehicle and furniture industries.
The company made the decision to deploy the Plex Manufacturing Cloud as their corporate standard ERP system and implemented Phase 1 eight-plus years ago in three locations in Michigan. In Phase 1, they worked with Baker Tilly to develop and deploy a “common model” for the Plex implementation. This established the baseline functionality that would be deployed and utilized at each site. In Phase 2, the company embarked on deploying Plex to their international sites in Queretaro and Naucalpan Mexico. The introduction of the Mexican entities presented a number of challenges because some international aspects were not considered in the build out of the Phase 1 “common model.” These included:
Other Phase 2 implementation challenges included:
The decision to move to Plex from the legacy systems in Mexico necessitated a rapid GAP analysis and the utilization of a global compliance approach. The implementation at the Mexico sites started in April with a go-live for Queretaro in August and October for Naucalpan. The majority of the functionality defined in the Phase 1 “common model” was put to use at each site on day one. Both sites experienced the need to adjust certain processes to adhere to localization requirements, so enhancements were made to the common model in order to continue industry best practices that were already established at the Mexican facilities.
The following global compliance issues were addressed:
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