MES by Plex Overview
The Plex Advantage
Plex powers modern manufacturing with the first ERP cloud solution built from the plant floor up to include a completely integrated MES and supply chain planning (SCP) solution. Manufacturing businesses that use Plex are able to control their shop floor with error-proofed operations driven from documented procedures. Plex’s unique top floor to shop floor coverage connects everyone in the business to the most accurate, up-to-date production data collected at “the manufacturing moment”. And as a native, true SaaS cloud solution, IT teams free up their resources to unlock more potential that can be applied for greater IT-OT collaboration and more effective data analysis to help drive the entire business.
Built for Manufacturers
Manufacturing ERP software is not all the same. Historical ERP software solutions involve painful implementation projects followed by challenging periodic updates – often forcing companies to go years without updating their ERP system. Meanwhile, these same companies lose value day after day as new features and functions elude them, only implemented with the next painful ‘big bang’ upgrade.
Modern manufacturing ERP software from Plex takes a different approach. No more waiting. No more upgrades. New features are added daily to a single line of code, shared instantly with all Plex customers. Those customers not only realize renewed value daily, but share best practices real time with other peer Plex customers, all of which have access to exactly the same features, functions and capabilities enabled by a true, single ERP software code SaaS cloud offering.
ERP software solutions should truly be just that; solutions. Manufacturers are often tempted by ERP software vendors touting strong financial, accounting, and even retail ERP software solutions and systems. None of these, however, do the one thing they need particularly well – manufacturing.
Plex is different, offering the only ERP software solution built from the ground up in the cloud and focused exclusively on manufacturing. At Plex, we know manufacturing isn’t just part of the business: manufacturing is the business. The Plex ERP software solution is purpose-built to fit your manufacturing business needs, evolving with you while adding value daily.
You’ll better manage and streamline your operations, and realize key achievements such as:
- Operational excellence for increased productivity
- High-resolution track and trace for reduced inventories including work-in-progress
- Systemic built-in error-proofing to prevent quality issues, not just detect them
- Reduced risk by operationalizing production and quality processes for greater customer and industry compliance
- Full compliance with ISO, QS-9000, IATF and TS-16949 , as well as FSMA, SQF, and BRC
- Real-time data collection and availability from a single, central database
- Robust manufacturing business intelligence reporting with domain-specific apps and dashboards
- Superior customer satisfaction through increased transparency provided by customer and supplier portals
- Intuitive user experience for easy-of-use by everyone in the company
- Control the Shop Floor to Drive Operational Excellence
Plex is a real-time system that captures all shop floor activities and digitizes them enabling greater operational control of processes. All production data is made available through the common database to everyone who needs it so you know what’s happening in real-time. Moreover, procedures are monitored and managed by a control plan that error-proofs operations so the easiest thing to do is the right thing as set forth in the plan. This governs operational behavior that results in fewer errors and greater on-time-delivery that translates into greater customer satisfaction.
Manufacturers who have digitized their production operations outperform those who don’t:
- Actual production rate as a percentage of the maximum capable production rate (90% vs 84%)
- Finished-product first-pass quality yield for primary products (98% vs 94.75%)
- Inventory accuracy (96% vs 80%)
- Unplanned machine downtime as a percentage of scheduled run time (3.5% vs 6%)
Connect your Business with Integrated Manufacturing Software
Plex includes a unique collection of capabilities we call “connected manufacturing” in that all data from an initial customer order to ultimate shipment is linked to a common, single source of truth, such as production scheduling, real-time inventory control, tool tracking, production tracking, and part genealogy, and more with enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions, customer relationship management (CRM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and supply chain planning (SCP) functions. Manufacturing data is collected as it happens — at the manufacturing moment on the shop floor – and flows throughout the solution for streamlined operations, reduced costs and better decision making.
Unlock your People Potential with a Cost Effective Cloud Platform
Plex is a true software as a service (SaaS) cloud, leveraging a multi-tenant, single instance deployment model that ensures that all customers are running the same version of software in their own, secure, configurable instance of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. This means that Plex users never face the hassles of an upgrade. Users can share best practices and lessons learned with other companies (via a vibrant user community) because there are no version conflicts. In fact, there are no versions. Flexible configuration allows customers to shape Plex to their unique manufacturing requirements and processes, without the need for custom-coding.
MES by Plex Modules