Plexus Systems, a provider of software for the manufacturing enterprise, has won a contract to help ContMid Group to manage its production of fasteners throughout its geographically dispersed locations. The ContMid Group companies include Continental/Midland, Jacobson Manufacturing, MSD Stamping and Minuteman Distribution.
According to Plexus Systems, the ContMid Group required a complete system to run all aspects of its manufacturing business at six different facilities in four states. Plexus Systems will consolidate three separate systems and provide the software, hardware and services to support the company’s production of specialty fasteners for automotive and industrial fasteners worldwide.
Plexus will provide a fully integrated, total enterprise solution using modules that support Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory Control, Program Management, Accounting, Tool Tracking, Human Resources and other vital functions.
Plexus Online is an on-demand enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that builds on the SaaS model pioneered by Salesforce.com and NetSuite. It provides companies access to vital information and management functions using a web browser from anywhere in the world at any time. ContMid Group will also take advantage of Plexus Online’s secure hosting environment, which includes multiple-location back-ups and satellite access to data.
Brent Hunter, IT manager of ContMid Group, said: The Plexus Online system will allow us to integrate our business functions and streamline our enterprise so we can maintain tighter control on our processes and our costs. We chose the system because it is critical – from the top down – to manage efficiencies in order to survive in a very competitive manufacturing environment. Plexus Online provides us that capability.
Tom Mackey, executive vice president of Plexus Systems, said: We are pleased to have ContMid embrace Plexus Online as its ERP solution. The benefits to the manufacturing enterprise are powerful motivators when considering this critical business decision, and we are eager to help ContMid continue to thrive in this competitive marketplace.