SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

September 29, 2009 09:40 ET

Plex Online ERP Software Successfully Launched at 14 Inteva Locations

Global Automotive Supplier Benefits From Cost Savings, Improved Quality, and Integrated Data From the Shop Floor to the Top Floor

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers, today announced that global automotive supplier Inteva Products, LLC has completed the launch of Plex Online at 14 of its global locations, including sites spanning two continents, four countries and four U.S. states.

Inteva, a tier one supplier of interior systems, cockpits, closure systems, and window lift systems, selected Plex Online to replace SAP as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) manufacturing solution provider following a competitive global search. Inteva is utilizing all core Plex Online modules including production, financials, purchasing, and supply chain management.

Plex Online now provides Inteva employees around the world with strategic insight into day-to-day operations from the shop floor to the top floor and across all of its departments, divisions, and facilities. It makes consistent and integrated business information accessible to all workers, contributing to improved continuity, agility and adaptability. In addition, Plex Online's quality management system helps Inteva achieve continuous improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste throughout the supply chain.

Migration of 14 Sites From SAP to Plex Online Completed in 12 Months

Inteva, formerly a division of Delphi Corp., selected Plex Online in June of 2008 to replace the SAP software utilized by its former parent company. In January, Michigan-headquartered Inteva launched Plex Online in its European Headquarters and Technical Center in Wuppertal, Germany, and its Matamoras Operations Plant 2 in Matamoras, Mexico. This was followed by launches at its two manufacturing facilities in Alabama in April. The remaining launches were completed in June at all of Inteva's other locations: two additional locations in Mexico, two additional locations in Germany, a site in Hungary, three locations in Michigan, one in Ohio, and one in Missouri.

"Unlike most ERP launches I've seen, our migration to Plex Online was completed smoothly and quickly," said Dennis Hodges, Inteva chief information officer. "The speed of this launch was especially remarkable given the complexity of integrating data from many different locations.

"Even though we just completed the launches, we have already realized operational cost savings from Plex Online," continued Hodges. "We've been able to significantly reduce the ongoing costs of running our systems.

"Our other main goal with this large-scale change was increased flexibility, and we are definitely experiencing that. Plex Online has brought us a consolidated view of the world through which all management can access the same information, produce the same reports, and make critical business and operational decisions more quickly. All data is integrated, and the team can view critical information through a dashboard in real-time."

About Plex Systems, Inc.

Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise and the only solution to achieve the prestigious Champion ranking in Aberdeen Group's 2009 "ERP in Manufacturing" AXIS report. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online's fully integrated model delivers a "shop floor to top floor" view of a manufacturer's operations, enabling management to run their business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at www.plex.com.

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

About Inteva Products

Inteva Products has more than 90 years of experience and expertise, empowering some of the best automotive minds in the industry with global resources supported by more than 3,600 team members in 17 facilities on three continents. Inteva designs, engineers, manufactures, and assembles Interior Systems, Cockpits, Latch and Closure Systems, and Door Module and Window Lift Systems for leading OEMs around the globe. Inteva's integration capabilities provide everything from small component parts to fully integrated vehicle subsystems. Inteva is committed to execute to the highest level possible for all customers to create solutions that meet quality and technical specifications while remaining on time and on budget. For more information visit www.intevaproducts.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Peggy Fenwick
    Plex Systems, Inc.
    734-516-6490
    pr@plex.com