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ERP for Manufacturing

Plante Moran

To stay competitive in today’s manufacturing market, it’s important to consistently enhance the way you use your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. ERP software generates efficiencies, gathers meaningful data and, most importantly, enables growth. We'll help you bridge the gap among your people, processes, and technology to help you improve the accuracy of your product costs, develop and report key performance metrics, and fully integrate your supply chain with the rest of your business.

Serving private equity groups and sole proprietorships, we’ve successfully led implementations for organizations of all sizes ― start-ups through global and multi-location manufacturers. We'll help guide you through any stage of the ERP life cycle, whether you're looking at ERP for the first time, want more value from your current system, or need to replace it with a newer one.

High-performing manufacturers

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Successfully navigating during disruption: Understanding cost and margin performance

The decisions you make in the months surrounding a major disruption could make or break your business. Accurate cost and margin data can help your business survive the next crisis.

Jon Wood
Article August 2, 2021 3 min read
Combat disruption with a flexible operations model
Dave Plomin
Article May 11, 2021 7 min read
Surviving sea change: Why some businesses sink and others stay afloat
Jason Winters
Article April 29, 2021 5 min read
The CFO cheat sheet: Nine ways to improve effectiveness
Stan Hannah
Article April 29, 2021 7 min read

10 ways your legacy ERP system is costing you
And what you can do about it.

ERP for Manufacturing Thought Leadership

  • Accelerate growth: Industry 4.0 technologies and middle-market manufacturers

    Industry 4.0 technologies can help middle-market manufacturers transform existing operating models and meet their business challenges. Solutions today are simpler and more affordable. Focusing on these three areas can help you get started.

    Dave Plomin
    Article September 1, 2021 7 min read
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  • Is your culture ready for Industry 4.0?

    Industry 4.0 was once dismissed as a buzzword by manufacturers, but the ROI on today’s technology is making the shift a reality for many. Dennis Bagley and Doug Hockenbrocht share their top four success factors via IndustryWeek.

    Dennis Bagley Doug Hockenbrocht
    Article May 17, 2021 4 min read
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  • Industry 4.0: Accelerate digital transformation technologies for a competitive advantage

    Industry 4.0 encompasses the intelligent interconnectivity between automation, digitization, and data analytics driving recent transformative change. Mid-market manufacturers who invest in digital acceleration will better position their organizations to manage disruption and compete. Is your organization ready for connected and automated manufacturing?

    Dave Plomin
    Article October 5, 2020 6 min read
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  • IT & cybersecurity after COVID-19: Planning for the “Great Restart”

    This edition of our three-part “Great Restart” series focuses strengthening your cybersecurity and IT operations after a slowdown or full shutdown. Cyber risk management will help you fight increasing threats and prepare you for future disruptions.

    Craig Zampa
    Webinar May 21, 2020 44 min watch
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Our clients say

After going through the acquisition process, we realized there was a great need for an ERP assessment, selection, implementation, and project management. Our interaction with the Plante Moran team, summarized in one word, would be nothing short of professional. They deliver every time, always meet or exceed expectations, and are always available to provide resources – we have been absolutely thrilled. They had no problem interacting at any level of the company, and were able to provide a calm and respective approach that kept the project moving in the right direction. We chose Plante Moran for their broad set of skills and expertise, and their ability to complement our staff who were personally invested in all aspects of the project. Plante Moran was the perfect fit for us because they operate as a large firm with a small firm attitude.

John Welch CFO, All Tile Inc.

North American Lighting discussed at meeting
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North American Lighting replaces multiple ERP systems with Plex Manufacturing Cloud
North American Lighting (NAL), the largest independently owned Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier, replaces multiple legacy, on-premise ERP systems and achieves seamless integration across advanced manufacturing systems and facilities with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
Doug Hockenbrocht
Case Study October 1, 2018 2 min read
Plex case study
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Manufacturer meets acquisition requirements with Plex ERP implementation
A 95-year-old, $70-million manufacturer of tool storage solutions meets acquisition requirements through a cost-saving Plex ERP implementation in a limited time frame.
Monti Piccioni
Case Study August 15, 2017 2 min read

Our Team

We've been helping manufacturers select and implement ERP systems since they were introduced almost 30 years ago. We're certified in a range of specialties, and each averages more than 20 years of industry experience. You can depend on us to help you respond to current shifts in corporate structure and compliance requirements. We'll help your organization successfully use ERP so you can thrive with improved access to information, process clarity, and cost savings.

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP