February 09, 2010 10:22 ET

Shoplogix Brings the Manufacturing Shop Floor to the Executive Suite with Plantnode Enterprise

Accurate Role-Based Intelligence Drives Immediate and Sustainable Benefits

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) -

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Shoplogix is pleased to announce Plantnode Enterprise, an intuitive real-time performance management solution that delivers operational and financial benefits to manufacturers in just days. Plantnode Enterprise provides support for corporations wanting to establish company-wide standards for measuring manufacturing productivity. This new platform brings actionable operational intelligence to the broader regional, divisional and corporate audiences.

Plantnode Enterprise collects real-time data across multiple lines, plants and geographies, enabling standardization and comparison of efficiencies from job to job, plant to plant or employee to employee. Data can be rolled up or drilled down by machine type, individual plant or geographical region, or it can be viewed corporate-wide.

"Now management teams can look at their performance based on uniform, truthful data so they can compare apples to apples and make more informed business decisions," says Martin Ambrose, president and CEO, Shoplogix. "Plantnode Enterprise also gives managers an opportunity to identify improvements and best practices in one plant that can then be implemented across an organization."

Global packaging leader, Greif, is deploying the technology company-wide in 90 plants across 30 countries. "Our current method of driving improvement didn't provide visibility into all losses of efficiency, but Plantnode Enterprise provides an unbiased way to measure effectiveness and capacity planning across our network of plants." "says Travis Groff, vice president of OpEx Worldwide, Greif. "We want to take our operational efficiency to the next level. Using Shoplogix we have already seen improvement in our initial plants where OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) has increased by 10-15 percent and downtime has been reduced by 8-12 percent."

Plantnode Enterprise provides several powerful new features, including customizable Executive Dashboards and hundreds of role-based reports that can be set up and shared with colleagues through the "Favourites Sharing" functionality. Reports can be automatically pushed to Blackberry or iPhone devices providing easy access to important information for busy executives. Plantnode Enterprise delivers rapid time to value, yielding intelligence to improve operations within weeks and enabling ROI (return on investment) within three to six months. "In these difficult economic times, accurate information can help manufacturers make the right decisions," says Ambrose. "We're dedicated to helping our customers stay competitive."


Shoplogix is the proven world leader in rapid time to value performance management solutions to produce breakthrough profitability. The Shoplogix Plantnode Performance Suite delivers sustainable results through role-based intelligence and links operational effectiveness to strategic decision-making to competitive advantage. Shoplogix solutions form the foundation for continuous improvement by providing manufacturers with the tools to remove operational inefficiencies, drive growth and increase profitability. For more information, visit

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