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Plex Systems Acquires Supply-Chain Planning Vendor DemandCaster

Plex Systems, a provider of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for manufacturing, has acquired DemandCaster, a vendor of cloud-based supply-chain planning (SCP) applications.

The move creates a comprehensive suite of applications within Plex Manufacturing Cloud, incorporating ERP, SCP and manufacturing execution. The company's applications link the manufacturing shop floor directly to both supply chain and ERP, as well as suppliers and customers. Plex also offers Big Data management for manufacturing planning, drawing on data from the shop floor, suppliers and customers, applied to supply-chain analytics in the IntelliPlex suite. Other supported processes including master production scheduling, sales and operations planning, distribution requirements planning, capacity planning, and inventory planning and optimization.

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The move creates a comprehensive suite of applications within Plex Manufacturing Cloud, incorporating ERP, SCP and manufacturing execution. The company's applications link the manufacturing shop floor directly to both supply chain and ERP, as well as suppliers and customers. Plex also offers Big Data management for manufacturing planning, drawing on data from the shop floor, suppliers and customers, applied to supply-chain analytics in the IntelliPlex suite. Other supported processes including master production scheduling, sales and operations planning, distribution requirements planning, capacity planning, and inventory planning and optimization.

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