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Machinery & Equipment

MES software solutions for the Machinery, Equipment and Tooling industry

 

Key challenges facing the Machinery, Equipment and Tooling industry

From aerospace to construction equipment, from the pharmaceutical industry to microelectronic industries, almost every part of the manufacturing sector is using manufacturing technologies such as machine tools, cutting tools, forming tools, complex machines.
The machinery and tooling industry is directly affected by changes impacting its customers:  technology changes, consumer lifestyle changes, environmental and safety regulations. These add up to a range of challenges:
  • Customer demand is variable, often driven by demand cycles in the economy, driving a need for flexibility in manufacturing
  • The requirement to standardise operations and enforce best practice
  • Global competition puts pressure on costs, enhancing the need to compete on innovation and customer service excellence to create a differentiation
  • Need to introduce new products, technology and production processes faster

How can Lighthouse Systems MES help you?

Shopfloor-Online MES system provides you with real-time visibility and control on all your manufacturing operations enabling you to make full use of your production capacity and increase throughput. The fully integrated quality management system helps you maximise first-time quality rate, reducing rejects and rework. Our MES software works perfectly with automated, semi-automated and manual assembly processes, supporting you in your plans to automate operations.
 
  • Scheduling – improve the management and communication of production orders to manufacturing.
  • Identify any material shortages by linking to ERP and provide news on expected deliveries. Manage kitting and the movement of materials to assembly areas.
  • Guide assembly teams through work instructions and identify opportunities for support and training.
  • Go paperless – provide electronically all drawings, documents, specifications and any other documents they need.
  • Validate materials and components used making sure they conform to the BOM.
  • Capture all test data as part of the quality record.
  • Track workers in assembly processes.
  • Improve the bottom line through improved throughput and efficiency.
  • Reduce costs with paperless operations.
  • Reduce warranty claims and protect brand reputation.
  • Increase manufacturing agility by adapting to demand changes quicker.
  • 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 Manufacturing Execution System 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.