DETROIT – Plex Systems will introduce an app that works as a seamless extension of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, enabling a manufacturer’s workforce to handle key business-critical shop floor and administrative responsibilities, as well as access and share relevant information real-time from mobile devices.
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud pioneered manufacturing shop floor and worker connectivity, including support for a wide range of hand scanners and ruggedized commercial endpoint devices. The new Plex Mobile app extends those capabilities, with native applications designed for today’s phones and tablets to support a broad range of workforce roles while increasing the value to cost ratio of mobile endpoints.
The app uses native mobile device capabilities, including camera and audio, to streamline and automate data capture, such as barcode scanning. Plex Mobile also takes advantage of next generation wearables and sensors to create a seamless, hands-free environment for users. The new apps leverage Plex’s role-based security, with data access and functionality tailored to each user’s responsibilities.
Plex plans to deliver monthly updates to Plex Mobile following the initial release, expanding the breadth of application functionality and connectivity.
Plex Mobile is designed for an industrial environment, with simple, role-based menus and functionality made to support specific operators and responsibilities. Plex Mobile’s applications support the complete, end-to-end requirements of specific roles, jobs, and tasks within a manufacturing operation. This approach improves workforce efficiency and the accuracy of data capture, while eliminating gaps in the manufacturing process for improved traceability. Initial app functionality includes
- Shipping and Receiving, including customer shipping, finalize by container, finalize by shipper, and interplant shipping and receiving;
- Inventory Management, including cycle count; manage container, location, master unity and move; and search part location;
- Human Capital Management, including workflow management, employee contact and support; and
- Production Management, including load and unload work center and record production.