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MES software solutions for the Automotive industry

 

"Lighthouse Shopfloor-Online was the ideal fit for us. It promised to deliver a factory information system approach that would enable us to understand and monitor the performance of our plant operations. It is delivering on that promise!" Nissan Powertrain

Meet key challenges including efficiency, quality and global standardisation

Consumer tastes and expectations are changing at an increasing pace. To satisfy demand, the automotive industry, automotive manufacturers and OEMs need to reduce Time to Market, control costs, and simultaneously address the needs of various customer segments worldwide.
 
Lighthouse Systems' MES software leads the field in supporting the automotive industry to improve efficiency and deliver:
  • Process standardisation on a global scale for a highly integrated industry
  • Fastest New Products Introduction - driving the need to improve design for manufacture
  • Reduced risks of product recalls and costs of warranty claims

How can Lighthouse Systems MES help you?

The Automotive industry generates a huge amount of manufacturing data. The Shopfloor-Online MES system is able to collect, collate and make sense of this data across the business and from key suppliers, providing a paramount advantage at all stages of production.

From accelerating new model introduction to improving on-going mainstream delivery, the benefits of Shopfloor-Online’s real-time data analysis will help improve supply chain integration and maximise production efficiency.

 
  • Get real-time visibilty of all production processes and OEE
  • Keep inventory levels on the shop floor to a minimum without jeopardising contractual delivery times
  • Enable Just-in-Time and Made to Order operations with better material flow throughout the supply chain and to the end customer
  • Save indirect labour cost through the automated collection of data from various sources on the shop floor as well as suppliers: PLC, Scada, CMM…
  • Ensure assembly torque processes work 24/7
  • Accelerate Time-to-Market - introduce new products faster through the seamless data collection of production trials and increased flexibility of production process changes
  • Implement rigorous Quality and compliance programmes
  • Enable complete product traceability - provide a platform for standardised and manual quality checks, identify and quarantine non-conformant parts, register concerns and complaints
  • Implement cross-plant benchmarkingby standardising processes on a global-scale
  • Integrate the supply chain better -  benchmark suppliers, and contribute to suppliers satisfactorily meeting conformance criteria
  • Improve Design for Manufacture with comprehensive data collection being fed back to Engineering
  • Reduce warranty claims and recalls
  • Support the IT strategy of your company with an information system seamlessly connecting plant equipment to plant operations, to business management
  • Lower the risk of implementation – take a step-by-step approach to MES software and incrementally meet business needs with Shopfloor-Online modules
  • Improve access and ease deployment – Shopfloor-Online is web-based, accessible anywhere on the network
  • A global solution – Lighthouse Systems’ manufacturing operations management solutions are multi-site, multi-lingual, multi-time-zone
  • Reduce the complexities of support and training with one MES addressing all operations needs
  • Cloud based MES Software – move the servers to the corporate data centre or move to the cloud
  • Lean IT – consolidate manufacturing operations with one scalable platform; remove home-grown applications and reduce the number of interfaces to various systems increasingly difficult to support

Nissan - New Product Introduction

Well-known car manufacturer reduces new product launch time whilst making sure Quality requirements are met.

  • Nissan replaced over 63 different quality data spreadsheets with the real-time, 100% accurate data collection and analysis presented in Shopfloor-Online MES software

►Nissan Qashqai case study

Nissan - Powertrain

Automotive manufacturer increases efficiency and reduces warranty claims with the simplicity of improved quality data management.

  • Shopfloor-Online provided a unique platform for all Quality data generated in the production process of critical components

►Nissan (Sunderland) case study

Le Belier - Aluminium Safety Component

Automotive supplier drives plant performance improvements with Shopfloor-Online:

  • Quality Operations management: over 100,000 quality checks / year and over 1000 measuring actions/day
  • Accurate and quick OEE
  • Increased efficiency of NPI
  • Reduced TCO of the manufacturing execution infrastructure

Le Bélier Case Study

Hydro Automotive and Thyssen Krup – Car Chassis and Press-Part Manufacturing

Parts manufacturer uses Shopfloor-Online to demonstrate process capabilities:

  • Ensure maximum cycles from tooling before resetting or replacing
  • Benchmark tool suppliers by establishing their conformance against company criteria

See the Tool Management module for more information.

"Lighthouse Shopfloor-Online was the ideal fit for us. It promised to deliver a factory information system approach that would enable us to understand and monitor the performance of our plant operations. It is delivering on that promise!" Nissan Powertrain