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SunPower improves traceability, compliance and efficiency with Shopfloor-Online MES

Solar panel manufacturer, SunPower, redesigned its manufacturing system to combine smart equipment, improved processes, plant automation and Lighthouse MES software. The manufacturing system has delivered on traceability and compliance requirements as well as on efficiencies.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, Quality Operations, Production Operations, production counting, OEE, smart manufacturing, labour tracking, serialised traceability, inventory traceability, production tracking
 

John Cotton Replaces Legacy Shop Floor Systems with Lighthouse MES

John Cotton Group required future-proof manufacturing operations software able to manage short production runs and product variations as well as work with SAP and existing systems. Shopfloor-Online MES was implemented by our team within a few weeks, introducing many benefits to the plant including increased visibility across the factory with production tracking and scheduling, downtime analysis and automated reports for operators, managers and customers.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, production scheduling, production counting, process monitoring, SPC analysis, lot traceability, manufacturing waste, downtime analysis, electronic documents, serialised traceability, inventory traceability, production tracking, inventory management
 

Leader in PET Bottles Increases Customer Satisfaction Through Improved Quality Systems

A leader in PET bottles turned to Lighthouse Systems MES software to improve its quality management system and customer satisfaction. In doing so, it gained further substantial benefits including waste reduction and increased production efficiency.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, Quality Operations, production counting, OEE, SPC analysis, manufacturing waste, downtime analysis, CAPA software, production tool management, electronic documents, production tracking
 

Third Party Logistics Supplier Needs Robust Plant Maintenance System

A 3rd Party Logistics Supplier working for a premium brand of pet food needed to improve maintenance management. Implementation of Lighthouse MES software has ensured that its packing lines run smoothly and that delivery deadlines to the distribution centres are met on time.

Resource tags: Case studies, repairs, production counting, OEE, manufacturing waste, downtime analysis, electronic documents, maintenance management, production tracking, inventory management, Inventory Operations
 

MES System Delivers Shop Floor Efficiency to Chassis Manufacturer

Chassis Systems Ltd (now part of GKN Land Systems) implemented Shopfloor-Online MES system to automate factory data collection and provide real-time visibility of quality across the factory. Visual inspections are more efficient, data is accurate and immediate and sampling throughput has increased by approximately 50%.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, Quality Operations, SPC analysis, CAPA software, production tracking
 

Film Coating Manufacturer Achieves Higher Productivity with Clear Downtime Data Visibility

A world leader in coated films for the electronics industry implements Shopfloor-Online to gain complete visibility on machine downtime and processes. Downtime and OEE data in real-time with easy and accurate reporting have increased productivity and efficiency.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, OEE, process monitoring, SPC analysis, manufacturing waste, downtime analysis, line log book, electronic documents, serialised traceability, inventory traceability, production tracking, inventory management
 

MES System Scales Up Production for Fuel Cell Manufacturer

Early in the development phase of its innovative Fuel Cell technology, Ceres Power Holdings Ltd realised the need to replace their paper-based MES system. Shopfloor-Online facilitated increased production through automation of manufacturing processes and accurate data available in real-time.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, production scheduling, production counting, OEE, SPC analysis, lot traceability, manufacturing waste, downtime analysis, CAPA software, line log book, electronic documents, serialised traceability, inventory traceability, production tracking, inventory management
 

I-Holland Puts Shop Floor Data at the Heart of Growth Plans

Manufacturer of precision tablet-forming tools upgrades from standalone SPC software to Shopfloor-Online MES. Automated shop floor data collection and order processing allowed I-Holland to regain production capacity, improve lead times and CAPA management, and reduce manufacturing waste.

Resource tags: Case studies, quality management, production scheduling, OEE, warehouse logistics, SPC analysis, customer concerns management, downtime analysis, CAPA software, line log book, electronic documents, serialised traceability, production tracking, inventory management, 21 CFR Part11
 

LNS Research: Traceability as part of an Operational Excellence strategy

In this section of their MOM survey, LNS Research look at where manufacturing companies are in their Operational Excellence journey relative to having processes and software capabilities in place to perform end-to-end product tracking. They also identify direct correlations between having these capabilities in place, with the ability to meet customer expectations of quality and delivery. 

Resource tags: White papers, process monitoring, lot traceability, Certificate of Analysis, CAPA software, production tool management, labour tracking, serialised traceability, production tracking
 

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