Newman Technology

Newman Technology, Inc., based in Mansfield, Ohio, manufactures parts for automobiles, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The company’s primary products include exhaust parts, door molding and door sash components. Newman Technology’s customers are international, and they require precision in all phases of production and distribution.

  • Newman Technology eliminates paper-based parts tracking and improves inventory management, purchase orders and accounts receivables.
  • Plex streamlines forecasting, reduces purchase order time, and increases supplier accountability.
  • Plex Cloud ERP supply chain management functions enable rapid and accurate processes throughout the supply chain.

Shape Corp.

Shape Corp. provides innovative engineering solutions with the discipline of flawless execution. The company is a full service, tier-one supplier that designs, engineers, tests and manufactures metal and plastic products. Process and material advancements position Shape as a pioneer in custom roll forming and injection molding, and the firm serves multiple industries in more than 15 countries including automotive, office furniture, medical, and agriculture.

  • Shape Corp. evaluated 15 potential ERP vendors to determine who could ensure all departments from plant floor operations to supply chain and business services, including finance and HR, could all be serviced in one integrated solution.
  • Shape rolled out the Plex Manufacturing Cloud capabilities across its entire operations in 7 months and can now get new sites up and running in just two weeks.
  • Since launching the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, Shape Corp. now has one ERP solution from shop floor to top floor providing real-time visibility and automated reporting, sales forecasting/production efficiency, labor efficiency and flexibility to adapt.

American Axle & Manufacturing

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is a multi-billion dollar, Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, with more than 30 locations, nearly 13,000 associates and more than 100 customers, including General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and Honda.

AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles.

  • Inventory management AAM has seen an improvement in inventory turns of between 5-10 percent with a positive impact on cash flow.
  • Manufacturing output increased by 5 percent.
  • Plex helped AAM achieve BSI quality standards, including TS1649



Firstronic LLC

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Firstronic LLC is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider serving automotive, aerospace, commercial and industrial tier ones and OEMs. The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS16949 registered. Firstronic’s goals include optimizing time-to-market, providing premium quality workmanship and minimizing costs. Its vision for the future is to achieve controlled growth while maintaining service and quality levels comparable with tier ones.

  • Leading EMS company Firstronic doubled its revenue within a year of launching ERP from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud
  • The cloud ERP’s capabilities, including complex BOM management, make it the perfect fit for PCB assemblers.
  • Firstronic reshored contracts equating to a 300 percent growth.
  • Customers name Firstronic a preferred supplier based on speedy time-to-market, streamlined processes, and transparency.

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