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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.


Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

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Plex Systems Replaces Seven Silo Applications At CCI


I recently read an article about the implementation and go-live experience of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution at a relatively small metal-forming manufacturing company called Clips and Clamps Industries (CCI). This Plymouth, Michigan–based family-owned company is a metal stamping supplier to the automotive industry and produces a variety of custom-made items for its industrial

metal stamping  family-owned company is a metal stamping supplier to the automotive industry and produces a variety of custom-made items for its industrial customers. The business flow therefore involves many processes for engineer-to-order manufacturing, such as project management, engineering, prototype creation, and so on. A few specific things about this ERP implementation project caught my attention. First, the newly implemented cloud-based Plex Online ERP software from Plex Systems  has replaced seven disparate Read More

Case Study: Ralco Industries


For manufacturers, business success can be influenced by a strong quality management system. This case study looks at how metal stamping manufacturer Ralco Industries uses the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to automate quality.

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Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

metal stamping  rubber, or foam) and metal stamping, hydro-forming, welding, machining, extrusion, casting, and wire producers; •    users running IBM legacy systems, such as BPCS, MAPICS, PRMS, JD Edwards, etc.; •    small plants of large businesses that use tier-one ERP systems at the parent company and that have a mandate to start operations within limited time frames or other circumstances where large ERP system implementation may be too expensive or too complex. iVP software can be especially beneficial Read More

Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 1


Plex Manufacturing Cloud is an integrated manufacturing software solution for managing the manufacturing process (including specific lean manufacturing needs), with functionality for: engineering and design; financing and accounting; electronic data interchange (EDI) and orders; materials and inventory purchasing; receiving and tracking; shop floor production and control; process

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Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development


Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent learning program across all 20 geographical locations. Murray Metals Group chose SumTotal® Learning Management to act as a central learning management resource, thereby successfully establishing a learning and development capability within the organization. See how.

metal stamping  Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent learning program across all 20 geographical locations. Murray Metals Group chose SumTotal® Learning Management to act as a central learning management resource, thereby successfully establishing a learning and development capability within the organization. See how. Read More

Methods of Linux Bare-metal Restore and Disaster Recovery


When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) software, companies should think of it as an insurance policy—not just software that recovers lost data. Being prepared for disaster makes good business sense, but oddly enough, few companies are. Because Linux distributions don’t include DR tools, companies must look to a file-based recovery solution that can recover the entire system and eliminate the need to rebuild.

metal stamping  of Linux Bare-metal Restore and Disaster Recovery When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) software, companies should think of it as an insurance policy—not just software that recovers lost data. Being prepared for disaster makes good business sense, but oddly enough, few companies are. Because Linux distributions don’t include DR tools, companies must look to a file-based recovery solution that can recover the entire system and eliminate the need to rebuild. Read More

How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?


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Case Study: Marwood Metal Fabrication


This case study looks at how Marwood Metal Fabrication implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

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Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage


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metal stamping  example, a small US-based metal stamper recently embarked upon a contract with a German-based tier one supplier. The contract stipulated that the metal stamper meet German accounting requirements when issuing purchase orders and shipping documents. This would have been virtually impossible with a stand-alone PO system. In essence, the metal stamper would have to maintain a separate PO process for this one customer reflecting localized requirements, format changes, and currency. Fortunately the metal Read More

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metal stamping  this combined campus, sheet metal and other raw materials are trucked into one side and finished autos roll out the other end sound familiar? Figure 2 - Ford''s Chicago Supplier Park But this is very different than the Rouge-style vertical integration of the past. 11 suppliers are co-located on one campus, forming a physically integrated plant, with different sections run by each different supplier 2 . Bodies stamped out by Tower Automotive and Sanderson Industries pass through a huge door to have Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


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