- Functional Applications - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
- 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.”
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.
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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