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Plexus Systems Plexus Online

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Plexus Systems Plexus Online

Integration of data across different sites and systems is a major concern for today’s highly dispersed manufacturing organizations. As an example, look at tier one automotive supplier TOMASCO mulciber Inc., which had a patchwork system of 14 different business-process software programs running on four different platforms. This created numerous challenges, including electronic data interchange (EDI) errors, significant inventory issues and short shipments, as well as cumbersome information technology (IT) support and manual process inefficiencies. TOMASCO was unable to secure registration to ISO 9001 and had trouble meeting the EDI requirements of Honda, its key customer.

After a lengthy search, the metal stamping and welding company selected Plexus Online from Plexus Systems of Auburn Hills, Michigan. This integrated on-demand manufacturing performance system provides real-time data to all departments. When implemented at TOMASCO, it reduced inventory by more than 20 percent, decreased work in process by more than 40 percent and eliminated short shipping. Furthermore, EDI problems were resolved, and TOMASCO secured its ISO 9001 registration.

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