"Shopfloor-Online provides us with a world-class measurement system so we can highlight inefficiencies and address them immediately."
Steve Wheeler, Senior Manufacturing Manager
Leading gaming technology provider gains an estimated 5% productivity increase via the benefits of Shopfloor-Online: real-time data capture and quality checks, end-to-end traceability of serialised parts and CAPA management.
GTECH needed an MES system that would improve its ability to deliver highly compliant products. A machine’s cabinet is fitted with a number of sub-assemblies and individual hardware and software components that are tailored to customer specification (such as language and currency) and must comply with local gaming industry regulations.
The company required effective non-conformance management, to reduce errors linked to manual data entry and improve traceability of defective parts back to their suppliers.
GTECH’s previous method of Manufacturing Operations Management used paper records and a stand-alone access database, offering no reliable way to measure performance. Production quality, labour and OEE data was never available when required.
GTECH chose Shopfloor-Online MES based on its comprehensive functionalities, cost-effectiveness, and proven track record with many large, multi-national manufacturers.
The MES replaces the labour-intensive manual system with automated shop floor data capture and real-time performance monitoring.
The work order and Bill of Materials for every machine are imported into Shopfloor-Online MES; the system then schedules the work and releases parts to production.
GTECH customers are provided with full traceability: the full build history of every gaming machine is available in the MES software, by work order or serial number.
Reduction of errors and of subsequent customer complaints: only cabinets fitted with the correct parts (up to 400) proceed to the final quality checks. The Quality module enables management by exception.
5% productivity increase: operational improvements due to increased plant visibility - combined with the savings on labour and storage - delivered an estimated 5% productivity increase to GTECH.
GTECH is a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in the highly regulated worldwide gaming markets. The company’s comprehensive suite of products includes machine gaming systems, interactive sports betting and lotteries. GTECH designs, manufactures and distributes top performing games, cabinets, central systems and associated software to legal gaming markets around the world through its SPIELO product brand.