Plex releases free book on ‘connected manufacturing’

TROY — Plex Systems Inc., a developer of manufacturing management software, has issued a new, free book, “The Definitive Guide to Connected Manufacturing.”

The company said the book provides structured guidance for choosing and deploying connected manufacturing solutions, including cloud ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES), along with proven models for success.The book is available now at

The guide draws on the experiences of more than 550 leading manufacturers and industry experts that have transformed their businesses with connected manufacturing. It provides an insider’s view of how the most innovative companies leverage cloud computing to unify systems across an enterprise and around the world.

Top industry analysts providing insight and industry context within the guide include Cindy Jutras, president of Mint Jutras; Matt Littlefield, president and principal analyst at LNS Research; and Vinnie Mirchandani, CEO of Deal Architect Inc.

“Manufacturers focused on connecting operational and business processes, people and systems globally are hands down leading the industry,” said Chris Bishop, vice president of global services, Plex Systems. “A connected enterprise gives leaders the insights, access, and shop floor control to be competitive and agile when responding to customer needs and pursuing new opportunities.”

“The most successful manufacturers have learned to expect the unexpected,” said Jutras. “They have learned how to be agile. They have learned how to be connected.”

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