AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced that Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW), a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, will deploy Plex Systems’ software-as-a-service (SaaS)/cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution across its core operations.
As it implements the Plex Online ERP system, Accuride will consolidate from seven separate systems running more than 200 applications to one ERP system. As a result, Accuride will centralize shared information, standardize systems and processes, enable secure remote access, and utilize robust data collection, reporting and other tools.
Among numerous significant benefits, this project will enable Accuride to:
- Deliver more timely and accurate financial information, and improve financial performance;
- Make data-driven decision more quickly and with greater confidence;
- Improve quality and inventory controls;
- Simplify its software, hardware and network infrastructure;
- Implement common standards across plants and business units;
- Enable quick integration of acquisitions; and
- Drive more dependable operating performance.
“By essentially replacing the central nervous system of our company, Accuride will be positioned to make vital business decisions as efficiently and effectively as possible,” said Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch. “As part of our ‘Fix and Grow’ strategy, this investment will positively impact nearly every aspect of our operations, from the shop floor to the top floor, while dramatically enhancing our ability to proactively address customer needs and swiftly respond to market and industry shifts.”
The culmination of a comprehensive, multi-year evaluation process, Accuride selected the Plex Online cloud ERP system based a number of parameters, including enterprise needs, business fit, and capacity. System configuration is underway, with implementation at the Accuride corporate headquarters and business unit manufacturing facilities and distribution centers to be phased in between August 2012 and December 2014.
”We are delighted to welcome Accuride to our community of Plex Online users,” said Plex Systems CEO and President Mark Symonds. “Accuride is an ideal client as they seek to consolidate multiple ERP systems into one, common cloud-based solution. We look forward to working with Accuride to improve productivity, minimize waste and reduce operating expenses at its facilities.”