SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

May 25, 2010 08:04 ET

Plex Systems Announces Availability of "Seven Tips to Avoid Nonconformance in the Value Chain" Report

Researchers Offer Guidelines for Effective Supplier Quality Management

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of Plex Online, the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, today announced availability of the newly published "Seven Tips to Avoid Nonconformance in the Value Chain" report by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company. The report, sponsored by Plex Systems, is now available as a free download at the Plex Systems Resource Center at

Increasing pressure to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction drives many manufacturers to question current processes. This timely report helps organizations understand how to reduce supplier defects, improve management of charge backs and increase on-time supplier shipments for a positive impact on product quality, customer satisfaction, cost of quality and time to market metrics.

"A manufacturer's entire supply chain quality plays a vital role in the performance of the enterprise. In today's regulatory and competitive environment, supplier nonconformance can have a profound effect on operational and corporate performance," noted Plex Systems Vice President Patrick Fetterman. "This industry report is specifically targeted to manufacturers seeking to manage supplier quality and improve methods to isolate the root cause of adverse events."

Researchers point to the importance of enhanced supplier collaboration and investing in technology to improve visibility into supplier quality. By doing so, top performers realize a one percent supplier defect rate, 99 percent successful charge backs on supplier defects, and 98 percent on-time and complete supplier shipments.

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 Execution Systems (MES) 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 its 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

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

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Peggy Fenwick
    Plex Systems, Inc.
    Cell: 734-516-6490