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Waukesha Tool & Stamping, LLC to Manage Operations with Plexus Online System
Sep 25, 2008 (12:09 PM EDT)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexus Systems, providers of Plexus Online on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced it has won a contract to help Waukesha Tool & Stamping, LLC manage its tool design and build, engineering and metalforming operations.

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Waukesha Tool & Stamping required a complete system to manage all aspects of its operations, integrate its business data from multiple locations, and facilitate more sophisticated and complex financial reporting. Plexus Systems will maintain Waukesha Tool & Stamping's data and provide the software, hardware and services to support the Sussex, Wisc.-based operation and a new McAllen, Texas operation.

"We are confident that Plexus will give us more reliable data on our costs, save time in the customer service area, streamline purchasing and planning, and manage manufacturing and quality," said Nancy Nyhan, Controller, Waukesha Tool & Stamping, LLC. "We'll also be able to accelerate our shipping and receiving operations through the use of bar code scanner technology."

Plexus Online is an on-demand solution that builds on the "software as a service" (SaaS) model. 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) functions such as production scheduling and machine integration, and supply chain management (SCM) functions such as supplier quality and traceability.

"This contract with Waukesha Tool & Stamping gives Plexus the opportunity to expand its reach in the metalforming industry, and it offers Waukesha the ability to maintain the high quality of its products and to streamline its business and financial reporting functions," said Thomas Mackey, Executive Vice President, Plexus Systems, Inc.

About Waukesha Tool & Stamping, LLC

Waukesha Tool & Stamping is an international full-service metalforming manufacturer, delivering the best-cost parts and assemblies in the industry. The company, founded in 1971, provides tool design and build, engineering and metalforming capabilities.

About Plexus Systems, Inc.

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. Today, Plexus Online also enables manufacturers to manage accounting, financials, regulatory compliance, human resources and other critical priorities, based on real-time, highly accurate data from their manufacturing operations. Plexus Systems serves a global cross section of manufacturing industries (OEM and suppliers), particularly automotive, medical device and aerospace and defense companies. In 2006, Apax Partners ( ) made a strategic investment in Plexus Systems, joining the founding investment group as stakeholders in Plexus. For more information, visit .

CONTACT: Peggy Fenwick of Plexus Systems, Inc., +1-734-516-6490,

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