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Packaging / FMCG

MES software solutions for the Packaging industry

 

"We have so much data and information available from the systems that we can rely on the reports and analysis to give us a complete picture that leaves no stone unturned.  This gives us confidence in our systems and means that our customers can be sure that they get nothing but the best from Rexam." (Customer and Operations Quality Director, Rexam)

Meet the key challenges of stringent quality requirements and increasing environmental concerns

Giant packaging manufacturers typically supply global FMCG companies who protectively guard high-profile brands in the beverage, food, cosmetics and household products industries. In the plastic, glass or metal packaging sectors, manufacturers gain superior competitive advantage from using Lighthouse Systems MES/MOM to meet stringent specification and quality requirements imposed on them by their customers. These add up to a range of challenges:

  • Ability to deliver innovative and cost effective product packaging at the highest standard of quality
  • Need for traceability of raw materials and finished goods
  • Need for compliance with Health & Safety as well as the Environmental regulations of various markets
  • Ability to function in a "just-in-time" environment

How can Lighthouse Systems MES help you?

Where organisations strive for lean manufacturing, Lighthouse Systems' MES system, Shopfloor-Online, provides unequalled support for both operators and managers. It provides a framework of disciplined quality control that is easily demonstrable to customers and creates a platform for process improvement.

 
  • Increase raw material yield by identifying reasons for waste and improving tool maintenance
  • Improve performance by identifying downtime reasons (even very short stoppage) and golden-runs to learn from
  • Improve tool maintenance – track tools as they are used, set rules to plan maintenance and prevent breakdowns and material spoilage
  • Ensure end-to-end traceability down to raw material used
  • Customer audits and certificates – produce audits and certificates faster with accurate data, on demand and automatically
  • Save time and reduce cost of manual operations – remove manual labour linked to data collection, data entry, paper archiving, etc.

 

With Shopfloor-Online MES modules, you can take a step by step approach to MES investment and expect each investment to make a return within 6-12 months.
  • Standardisation of production processes  –  drive up quality and make efficiency gains
  • Improve operational decision making at all levels with real-time automated shop floor data capture
  • Performance benchmarking across plants  with standardised operations
  • Facilitate New Product Introduction –  take advantage of new technologies and be able to incorporate new processes and equipment quickly to respond to customer demand
  • 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 operation 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

Allied Glass – Manufacturer of premium glass packaging

UK manufacturer producing up to 13 million bottles a week improves quality control and efficiency:

  • Shop floor resources are allocated more efficiently, improving throughput
  • SPC data and CAPA management help prevent most faults before they happen
  • Product traceability is enhanced and quality control more efficient

►Allied Glass case study

LINPAC Packaging – Global player in fresh food packaging

Global player in food packaging improves OEE and profitability with an accurate view of downtime and waste:

  • Reduced key operating costs without compromising quality, through less raw material being used or recycled
  • Improved performance monitoring and analysis provides real-time visibility to everyone across 8 plants
  • Accurate information drives improvements in Lean manufacturing

►Linpac Packaging case study

Ball (formerly Rexam) – Leading global beverage can maker

Can manufacturer standardises quality procedures and improves capability across its 19 European plants:

  • Real-time visibility on Downtime, Traceability, Quality & SPC
  • Customised reporting for executives, managers and operators
  • Conformance certificates are automatically produced with rigorous audit trails available in under 2 hours
  • Key process parameters can be compared across plants, helping to drive improvement initiatives

►Ball / Rexam case study

"We have so much data and information available from the systems that we can rely on the reports and analysis to give us a complete picture that leaves no stone unturned.  This gives us confidence in our systems and means that our customers can be sure that they get nothing but the best from Rexam." (Customer and Operations Quality Director, Rexam)