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Precision Metal Forming and Fabrication

PLEX solves a lot of common problems in metal forming operations with out of the box solutions. With a manufacturing focused approach that originated on the shop floor over 25 years ago, that’s not a surprise. Stop reinventing the wheel and see how an integrated MES platform can give you better visibility of inventory, capacity, […]

Plex Systems names Cumulus Consulting Partner of the Year

Cumulus Consulting named Partner of the Year at PowerPlex 2019. “Partners are an essential part of the Plex Systems ecosystem and deliver deep experience and value to our customers,” said Bill Berutti, CEO of Plex Systems. “These Impact Awards recognize the commitment our partners demonstrate to apply and extend the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to driver […]

Are These 5 Vulnerabilities Lurking In Your Organization?

#1 Over-Reliance on Internet Connectivity to Conduct Business Just because the internet works for you today doesn’t mean it always will. At some point, most businesses face at least a partial internet outage. Consider how an internet outage would affect your business and what safeguards can be put in place to work around such an outage? […]

Cumulus kicks off Community Partner program with Big Brothers Big Sisters

At Cumulus Consulting,  we believe in the power of one person, mentorship and positive associations. So, we have chosen to actively support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit in its important mission to provide children facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big […]

PMA West District Supplier Night 2018

Meet us in Grand Rapids for PMA West District Supplier Night 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4-8 PM The Precision Metalforming Association West Michigan District hosts an annual Suppliers Night, designed to conveniently bring together industry suppliers and manufacturers. This valuable opportunity brings together the metalforming community and industry suppliers to view and discuss new […]

How to put together an effective change management plan for your ERP project

How to put together an effective change management plan for your ERP project Change is the one constant in this world. And who knows more about change than those people who help organizations with change on a daily basis. As with all change management challenges, solid planning with clear objectives forms the foundation, but getting […]

5 Key Considerations When Choosing Your ERP

5 KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR ERP If you have been tasked with researching an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for your organization, we know that you’ll have many questions: Should I choose a cloud or on-premise ERP? What are the benefits of a cloud vs. on-premise ERP? What factors do I need to consider to […]

25 Signs That You Need to Update Your ERP

25 Signs That You Need to Update Your ERP An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is critical to successful business operations, but only if it is performing optimally as a user-friendly, single source of truth for the entire organization. When your ERP doesn’t work the way it should, it can cause crippling problems across your […]

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team Cumulus Consulting has increased its Ignition certified development team to five developers, after three more Cumulus team members recently completed Inductive Automation’s Ignition Core Certification Training. Cumulus’ Grant Acheson, Craig Snow and Anusha Maddineni each received their certifications after first completing the 40 hours of training and the 8-hour […]

What is Smart Manufacturing?

What is Smart Manufacturing? Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, big data and the ever-present desire for increased productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. But what exactly is smart manufacturing? Today, manufacturers can see and react to the performance of their machines and integrated systems with analytics in real-time. […]

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