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Cloud-Based Manufacturing Management Solutions

Plex, by Rockwell Automation, a provider of cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, announced that automotive supplier Futaba North America Group (FNA) has selected the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform as a state-of-the-art, complete and integrated manufacturing and business solution to run its North American operations. The multiyear contract will see the full suite of Plex cloud-based solutions rolled out in locations across the U.S., with Plex Professional Services to support the multisite implementation.

"FNA sought the expertise of a single provider with automotive experience, where Plex has a deep history and domain expertise," said a spokesperson. "The Plex solutions will help improve FNA's real-time inventory management, complex planning and reporting and data visibility and connectivity across its production, supply chain and business operations. FNA's plan to standardize on Plex SaaS-based solutions to optimize its enterprise is targeted to improve scrap rates, labor productivity and lower overhead costs. Plex's high security rating and uptime were also key to this partnership."

"The members of FNA's selection team were very impressed by the strength of the Plex software solution and proven effectiveness at several of our peer companies in the automotive supply sector," said Dave Martin, Vice President, FNA. "We are excited to embark on a successful journey with Plex as our business partner."

"The Plex comprehensive suite of scalable, smart manufacturing solutions will deliver a world-class production system for FNA that is integrated across the enterprise and broader supply chain to drive increased levels of efficiency and agility," said Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer and Vice President, Applications, Rockwell Automation. "FNA recognizes the importance of digital transformation to stay ahead of the game in today's evolving automotive supplier marketplace."

FNA will implement Plex's full suite of cloud-based solutions, including Plex's Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Quality Management System (QMS), Asset Performance Management system (APM), Production Monitoring, MES Automation & Orchestration (A&O) and DemandCaster Supply Chain Planning.

For more information contact:

Plex, by Rockwell Automation

900 Tower Dr., Ste. 1500

Troy, MI 48098


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