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Lighthouse Systems recognised in the 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report

 
 

The report1 evaluates the Manufacturing Execution Systems capabilities of 20 vendors, against 14 key differentiating functional capabilities across the seven use cases. 

The Lighthouse MES, Shopfloor-Online received the following use case scores:

  • Continuous Process – Make to Order Use Case:  4.21 out of 5, i.e. the highest score in this use case
  • Continuous Process – Make to Stock Use Case: 4.20 out of 5, i.e. the second-highest score in this use case
  • Batch/Repetitive Flow – Make to Stock Use Case: 4.22 out of 5, i.e. one of three products with the highest score in this use case
  • Batch/Repetitive Flow – Make to Order Use Case: 4.20 out of 5, i.e. the second-highest score in this use case
  • Batch/Repetitive Flow – Engineer to Order Use Case: 4.14 out of 5, the second-highest score in this use case
  • Complex Discrete -  Make to Order Use Case: 4.13 out of 5, i.e. one of two products with the third-highest score in this use case
  • Complex Discrete - Engineer to Order Use Case: 4.14 out of 5, i.e. the fourth-highest score in this use case

“We are really delighted that Shopfloor-Online, our MES software, has been recognised in the report, and even more so, with such high scores across all 7 use cases,” commented Tim Barber, Company Director.

A pioneer in MES systems for the last 20 years, Lighthouse released Shopfloor-Online 7, in December 2017. A full HTML5 MES, it is browser-independent, and not only works on PCs in the factory, but also on tablets and smartphones offering new mobility solutions to customers.

Shopfloor-Online has a large user base across Continuous/Batch/Complex Discrete industries. “We are often working with many multi-national manufacturers who have a range of processes within and across their factories, such as continuous processes upstream (e.g. chemical) and processes like packing downstream,” reflects Tim. “Organisations with such processes see real value in one platform, like Shopfloor-Online that can address all needs.” 

In 2019, Gartner also recognised Lighthouse Systems with an honorable mention in the Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems2.

“To us, Lighthouse Systems has gained its place as a major player in the MES market. We believe our recognition in the latest Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report reinforces our confidence in our product strategy. We are on a mission: to create the best MES software in the world,” concluded Tim.

 

Gartner subscribers can view the report here.

1 Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Rick Franzosa, 17 February 2020
2 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Rick Franzosa, 29 October 2019

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