Plex Online Offers Tooling and Maintenance FeaturesApril 1, 2012
Plex Systems, Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, offers enhancements to Plex Online that are intended to help manufacturers improve tooling and maintenance functions, the company said.
"New features enable users to manage preventive maintenance schedules more effectively," said a company spokesperson. "The enhancements to Plex Online are accessible by all users at any time at no additional cost. Key improvements include the following:
- It is now possible to identify perishable tools and track tool life. This capability allows users to set usage standards based on different types of tools, helping ensure operations support an efficient purchasing process.
- Users can add attachments or the supply 'bill of materials' (BOM) to preventive maintenance schedules. The attachments or BOMs appear on the work requests created from the schedules for easy reference. Access to attachments helps users easily reference manuals, schematics, work instructions or other supporting information they need for decision-making, saving time and reducing potential for errors. The ability to add a BOM of supply items gives the ability to quickly identify and request the components needed to perform each task. The report provides a view of required supplies across all schedules.
- A new report provides a detailed view of tool labor and workcenter costs as captured from the tool work order system. It provides greater visibility into tool room performance.
- Tool details and tool sets can now be linked to tool orders to help users create accounts receivable records for tools sold to customers. In addition, the number of user-defined options for the formatting of invoice lines has increased. These changes enable more details to be captured and introduce more flexibility and efficiency to the process."
For more information contact:
Plex Systems, Inc.
1731 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48085