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New Mobile BI and Finite Scheduling Solutions Provide Analysis-to-Action
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Plex, the leader in cloud ERP for the manufacturing enterprise, Tuesday announced new mobile business intelligence capabilities, enabling manufacturing professionals to access and share role-based enterprise and plant-level analytic dashboards from virtually any mobile device, anywhere. Plex also announced the availability of a new Finite Scheduling application, which gives managers real-time control over plant operations, including people, tools, fixtures and work centers to maximize resources and ensure just-in-time delivery for end customers.
The new capabilities are available now as part of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud's continuous innovation development model.
What's New: SmartPlex Mobile, Now With Analytics
Delivered in 2013 and available on iOS and Android devices, SmartPlex Mobile puts the manufacturing cloud in the hands of business and operations leaders anywhere, anytime, providing comprehensive insight, communication and control for all manufacturing and business operations.
What's New: Plex Finite Scheduling
Manufacturing organizations can now efficiently plan and manage the availability and utilization of employees, tools, fixtures, work-center space and other manufacturing resources, maximizing shop-floor efficiency while ensuring on-time delivery of products to customers.
Plex Manufacturing Leadership
SmartPlex Mobile with Analytics and Plex Finite Scheduling both build on Plex's long-standing leadership in manufacturing cloud solutions.
Comments on the News
"Plex started on the manufacturing shop floor, because that's where innovation happens, products are built and business results are achieved," said Jason Blessing, Plex chief executive officer. "Our new mobile analytics and finite scheduling solutions further extend the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to support both the business and operational needs of manufacturers, helping them drive productivity and innovate every single day."
"Avon Gear has multiple operations required for each part we make, and with so many parts it is imperative that processes are running as smoothly as possible," said Geoff Pitts, Production Control Manager, Avon Gear Company. "With Plex Finite Scheduling, part jobs are scheduled automatically, taking into account the constraints of work center capacity, available resources, job priority and due date. We've eliminated the issue of part jobs being stacked up or backlogged, so we can consistently meet customer deadlines. For our scheduling resource, Plex makes scheduling as easy as the push of a button."
Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to nearly 400 companies, including aerospace and defense, food and beverage and motor vehicles. Plex pioneered shop-floor Cloud solutions, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce IT costs. With insight that starts on the production line, Plex helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to lead in an ever-changing market. Learn more at www.plex.com.
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