Plex Systems, Inc. Announces Availability of “A Platform Approach to Manufacturing Operations Management” Report

Analysts reveal how winning companies create a competitive advantage in economic uncertainty.

Auburn Hills, MI (May 08, 2009) –

Plex Systems, Inc., providers of Plex Online software for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced availability of the newly published report “A Platform Approach to Manufacturing Operations Management: Creating a Competitive Advantage in Economic Uncertainty” by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS). Plex Systems sponsored the report, which is now available as a free download for a limited time at Plex Systems Resource Center (

Key findings from analysts reveal that a flexible Manufacturing Operations Management platform lets winning companies enjoy a more profitable and market-responsive supply chain. However, many executives still have questions regarding how to implement such a platform. Solutions such as Plex Online Software as a Service ERP for manufacturers help deliver such benefits.

Aberdeen analysts note that executives face numerous challenges in effectively managing global manufacturing operations. Best-in-Class manufacturers are leveraging a collaborative enterprise through a single Manufacturing Operations Management platform approach, holistically managing maintenance, production, quality, and inventory.

Said Mark Symonds, Plex Systems, Inc. President, “Even with discouraging headlines coming out of the manufacturing sector in today’s economic downturn, those manufacturers that implement Plex Online are succeeding. This timely report reveals how an integrated technology solution offers enhanced functionality and interoperability. Plex Online manufacturers cut operations costs, improve quality and streamline production – even in these challenging times.”

About Plex Systems, Inc.
Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within manufacturers, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online’s fully-integrated model delivers a “shop floor to top floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run their business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995 as Plexus Systems, Inc., the company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

Source: Plex Systems