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MES software solutions for the Electronics industry

 

Meet the key challenges of quality, sustainability and increasing product and data complexity

The entire electronics industry is met with common challenges, whether manufacturers of semiconductors, Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) or OEMs:
  • Complex global supply-chain environment: often with thousands of components, sourced across the world, bringing challenges of traceability and quality
  • Increasing product complexity and therefore manufacturing complexity: EMS in particular have to deal with increasing intricacy of subassemblies as well as hardware and software versioning and compatibility requirements
  • High volumes of data to process from component traceability through to test results
  • Customer quality requirements: where issues can result in product recalls and warranty claims
  • Shorter product lifecycles: manufacturers are required to adapt faster to technological innovation. Engineering and manufacturing departments must be able to work together efficiently
  • Sustainability: such as the RoHS in the EU (restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), electronic waste disposal and ISO 14001

How can Lighthouse Systems MES help you?

With Shopfloor-Online MES you can improve quality, throughput and compliance. The software enables you to efficiently manage product variance, track activity on the shop floor, deliver product traceability and standardise processes to reduce product recalls and improve the bottom line.
 
  • Easily manage product variance - download Bill of Materials automatically from the ERP system and validate materials being used in the process
  • Integrate test data from test equipment into the quality management process -  to be able to analyse test results such as trends over time
  • Fully integrate quality management in the production process - record quality checks (manual or automated), record non-conformance and manage by exception
  • Real-time traceability - to enable absolute traceability of parts, sub-parts and finished goods, track inventory from goods-in through to shipping
  • Enforce production process - use built-in workflows to enforce SOPs
Take a step-by-step approach to MES investment with the flexibility of Shopfloor-Online modules. Expect each investment to make a return within 6-12 months.
  • Improve production control – minimise build issues and rework
  • Reduce warranty claims – protect brand reputation and increase customer satisfaction
  • Improve efficiency by automating the management of Bill of Materials (BOM) and versions
  • Reduce costs with paperless operations
  • Support the IT strategy of your company with a factory information system that seamlessly connects plant equipment to plant operations to business management
  • Lower the risk of implementation with a step-by-step approach to MES software integration and incrementally meet business needs with Shopfloor-Online modules
  • Improve access and ease of deployment – Shopfloor-Online is web-based, accessible anywhere on the network
  • A global solution –  manufacturing operations management that is multi-site, multi-lingual and 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 to the cloud
  • Lean IT – consolidate manufacturing operations with one scalable platform; remove home-grown applications and reduce the number of interfaces between systems that are increasingly difficult to support

GTECH - leading gaming technology provider

Leading worldwide manufacturer guarantees compliance and improves efficiency with Shopfloor-Online:

  • MES software facilitates traceability and quality compliance plus non-conformance management; GTECH is now able to provide an Electronic Build Record (EBR) for every machine
  • Real-time visibility of data ensures the company has a clear view of man-hours, downtime and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) resulting in a 5% productivity increase

►GTECH case study