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Plex smart manufacturing platform

Plante Moran

2020 Plex Systems Award Winner for Partner of the Year

2020 Plex Systems Award Winner for Partner of the Year

2020 Plex Systems Award Winner for Partner of the Year

Leverage Plex to become a smart manufacturer

Whether you’re just curious about Plex or are an existing user looking to maximize your investment, our team can help. We work with clients in all phases of the technology life cycle, from IT strategy, due diligence, and cost justification, to implementation and continuous improvement. Our team will help create a tailored solution for your organization with a seamless implementation process — providing you with a simple, reliable, and secure integration between your ERP and manufacturing execution systems (MES). We know ERP implementations only happen every 10-15 years, and our team is here to not only help successfully deploy a new system, but to ensure your core team is trained to keep the system maintained and functioning.

High-performing manufacturers

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3 min read
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.

Thought Leadership

  • Need to stretch your budget? Try robotic process automation

    Organizations around the world are tightening their belts, trying to get more done with less. Now, you can program a virtual robot to do higher-quality work faster, freeing up resources to use elsewhere. Welcome to the future.

    Scott Patton Mark Warner Doug Hockenbrocht
    Article June 4, 2020 4 min read
    Factory worker inspecting robotic machine/arm in the factory floor.
  • Plante Moran wins "2020 Partner of the Year" from Plex Systems
    Plex Systems recognizes Plante Moran as its 2020 Partner of the Year.
    In The News May 13, 2020 2 min read
    Plex System 2020 Partner of the Year.
  • Restarting Plex ERP after an unprecedented shutdown
    Resuming your manufacturing operations during the COVID-19 crisis and resetting your ERP system can be challenging. Ask these questions to assess your plans, systems, and data and ensure a smooth, profitable restart. Read more on
    Monti Piccioni
    April 28, 2020 1 min read
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  • The fundamentals and risks of enterprise projects
    Large enterprise technology implementations can be overwhelming. With a lot of — expensive — moving pieces, implementation failures are a real risk. Here’s what to be aware of.
    Doug Hockenbrocht Craig Zampa
    Article January 16, 2020 3 min read
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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 bring an average of 20 years’ industry experience to every ERP engagement, and we’re a leading global implementer of the Plex Smart Cloud platform. We’ve implemented and optimized Plex at hundreds of plants of various sizes and in many industries across 20 countries, involving tens of thousands of users. As one of the initial alliance partners of Plex Systems, our multilingual staff support manufacturing clients across automotive, food and beverage, precision metal forming, aerospace and defense, and general industrial manufacturing. Serving private equity groups; sole proprietorship’s; domestic, Japanese-, Chinese-, Korean-, Mexican-, and European-owned organizations, we work as an on-site extension of your team to ensure success with every part of the ERP life cycle.