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Argent International Takes On-Time Delivery To A New Level With PLEX

Plex Systems
Functional Applications - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
Agriculture
Automotive
Process Manufacturing
Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling

Argent used to track its operations in an ERP system from QAD. But the company’s end users found the system cumbersome—and its decision-makers grew concerned about the costs associated with the system. “Because we had installed QAD in-house, we had to purchase and maintain our own servers,” said Randy Garreston, System Administrator for Argent International. “We also found the upgrade process to be disruptive. Just when we’d get used to one version, they’d change it and we’d have to learn how to navigate a reconfigured interface.”

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Argent International is a 3M Preferred Converter. For more than 40 years, the company has specialized in the fabrication and distribution of unique adhesive and die-cut solutions. Argent manufactures more than 20 million individual parts per month with 350 unique part numbers and can produce unlimited part configurations.

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When Argent International began researching manufacturing solutions for a possible upgrade, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud stood out because its cloud delivery model helps eliminate hardware costs. There were other potential benefits just as important. “Plex clearly spoke the language and understood the issues of a company that works in the automotive industry,” Bob Ziolkowski, Purchasing Manager, explained. “We have to meet a lot of requirements for our automotive clients, and we knew Plex would make it easier to track compliance. We also appreciated the fact that with a cloud manufacturing solution, we’d be able to do our jobs from our phones even when we were out of the office.”

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[Efficiency Improvement - Operation]

Unless a raw material was barcoded wrong during the receiving process, it’s now almost impossible to use the wrong raw material for a job. That saves us from a lot of potential human errors.

[Efficiency Improvement - Inventory Management]

With Plex, our inventory accuracy has risen to 98%

[Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]

Achieving Near100% On-Time Delivery for $100 Million of Product

Argent has eliminated the $60,000 annual cost it was spending on maintenance, upgrades, and licenses for its QAD system

With Plex, our inventory accuracy has risen to 98%

Achieving Near100% On-Time Delivery for $100 Million of Product

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