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Food Manufacturing & Beverage MES

MES software for the Food & Beverages industry


Meet key challenges including quality, compliance and increasing demand

Food and beverage manufacturers face a growing global demand for diverse consumer requirements, alongside increasingly stringent food safety standards and complex regulations. Leading Food & Beverage manufacturers, processors and fillers are leveraging the power of MES software to address these challenges and increase competitiveness.

Lighthouse MES: Digital Transformation for the Food & Beverages industry

Lighthouse MES / MOM Software transforms operations through the digitisation of processes and the automated capture of data throughout. With real-time visibility and control over all manufacturing processes at the same time, organisations dramatically drive up quality standards and performance.

  • Food safety compliance: MES helps prioritised stock consumption, enforces strict quality control and ensures 100% accurate labelling of shipped goods
  • Recipe and product range diversity:  MES increases line OEE and supports faster change overs
  • Cost of raw materials: MES gives a real-time view of stock levels and real-time process control significantly reduces manufacturing waste

Leading Food & Beverage manufacturers, processors and fillers are leveraging the power of MES to address challenges and turn these into opportunities.

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  • Production efficiency – increase plant efficiency in the context of an expanding product portfolio and product variations, reduce waste and ensure correct use of raw material in production
  • Asset utilisation – improve productivity of the plant whilst maintaining high safety standards for plant workforce and upholding high quality standards for the consumer
  • Regulatory compliance – guarantee accurate product weight and legible packaging label dates - "Best before" or "Use by"
  • Performance benchmarking across plants – standardise processes, deliver Enterprise-wide KPIs

The modularity of Lighthouse MES system allows you to take a step-by-step approach to MES investment. Expect each investment to make a return within 6-12 months.

  • Data-driven business decisions – real-time availability of performance data across all operations, integrated to the ERP provides a base for deeper business insight
  • Use the OEE system to measure manufacturing performance, improve production volumes and support lean initiatives
  • Reduce costs with paperless operations
  • Profitable business growth – improve costs control, increase ROI and maximise shareholders return
  • Support the IT strategy of your company with an information system that seamlessly connects 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 Lighthouse MES modules
  • Improve access and ease deployment – Lighthouse MES is web-based, accessible anywhere on the network
  • A global solution – Lighthouse MES’ manufacturing operations management solutions are multi-site, multilingual and multi-time-zone
  • Reduce the complexities of support and training with one MES addressing all operations needs
  • Cloud based MES Software – host the solution in Lighthouse MES in the corporate data centre or 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

pladis (formerly United Biscuits) – multi-site manufacturer

Biscuit manufacturer takes a step-by-step approach to MES software:

  • Manufacturer gains improved efficiency with fast and reliable insight into quality, performance and OEE KPIs
  • Training time is reduced thanks to a standard MES model at each plant
  • Customer quality audits are reduced from 3 days to 2 hours

pladis / United Biscuits case study

Ben Riach – Scottish bottling plant

Scotch whisky distillery improves quality and compliance with Shopfloor-Online:

  • Quality management software to support all on-the-line and off-the-line quality checks (quality of the bottle, screw thread, label, torque test) and create certificates of conformance