Plexus Systems' CEO to Speak at Michigan Manufacturing Association

Presents at 'Partnering for Global Growth' Series

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexus Systems, Inc., providers of Plexus Online on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Mark Symonds will present at the Michigan Manufacturing Association's "Michigan Manufacturing: Partnering for Global Growth" series.

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The event takes place Tuesday, November 6 from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Regional Economic Partnerships' Large Conference Room, Suite 1900, One Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Entitled "Practical Ways to Improve your Competitiveness and Pursue Global Growth," Symonds' presentation "Shop Floor to Top Floor" explains how to manage process, usage, and waste in the manufacturing process. The seminar will showcase how to optimize technology investments, and increase flexibility to meet future challenges and dynamics. Business owners will discover hidden operational costs, and gain a competitive advantage through increased efficiency and leaner operations.

Plexus Online is an on-demand solution, building on the "software as a service" (SaaS) model pioneered by and NetSuite. Plexus Online offers over 350 functional modules, providing companies instant access to vital information and management functions using a simple web browser. The on-demand solution features enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions such as accounting and finance modules, customer relationship management (CRM) features such as order entry and tracking, manufacturing execution systems (MES) function such as production scheduling and machine integration, and supply chain management (SCM) functions such as supplier quality and traceability.

About Plexus Systems

Since 1995, Plexus Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, Mich.) has maintained a singular vision -- to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor. Plexus Online(TM) is an on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, delivering a powerful, real-time interface. Plexus Systems originated internally at a manufacturing company, and was designed to resolve quality challenges, including production, distribution and global supply chains management issues. Today, Plexus Online also enables businesses to manage accounting, financials, compliance and human resources and other top priorities. Plexus Systems serves a cross section of manufacturing industries (OEM and suppliers), particularly automotive, defense, medical device and aerospace companies headquartered in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Plexus Systems has partnered with Apax Partners (, one of the world's leading global private equity groups, to drive global expansion and further strengthen the company's products, services and market position. Apax Partners operates across the US, Europe and Asia and has more than $20 billion in funds under management and advice. In 2006, funds advised by Apax made a strategic investment in Plexus Systems, joining the founding investment group as stakeholders in Plexus. Visit for more information.

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