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Leveraging operational data to drive performance

Leaders in manufacturing organizations today are continuously challenged to reduce cost, and improve operations and overall performance. These initiatives typically focus on the following areas:  

  • Production and Supplier Quality
  • Utilization and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Unplanned Downtime
  • Production Yields
  • Schedule Attainment
  • Inventory Valuation and Turns
  • Shipment Accuracy and On-Time Deliveries

Being able to identify and take action on problems and opportunities in these areas is critical to achieving operational, financial and customer satisfaction targets.

A key capability needed to support these efforts is access to timely, accurate and detailed data across the organization. No Blind Spots. This enables Operations, Procurement, Quality, Finance and Customer Service teams to more quickly and easily collaborate to:

  • Identify the root cause of problems when they occur
  • Identify and mitigate potential issues before they become problems
  • Identify opportunities for improvement

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud (“Plex”) is a single, tightly integrated ERP system designed specifically for use in manufacturing industries that enables capture, retention and reporting of real-time, accurate data across all aspects of an organization.

Plex provides:

1)     A single, comprehensive, real-time view of a company’s supply chain, operations and logistics

2)     Detailed product traceability and quality data from sourced materials through finished goods

3)     Ease of access to data and reports for improved operational and financial decision making

Companies using Plex are able to spend more time identifying and taking action on issues and opportunities versus users of traditional ERP systems where significant time and effort is required simply to gather and organize information – allowing them to spend more time on value-added activities and less on administration.

The result is a re-focusing of efforts on reducing cost and improving operations – ultimately impacting overall performance.

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