Like all can makers, Rexam (now Ball) must continuously improve the yield from raw materials (steel and aluminium coils) without affecting quality.
The manufacturer needed a Manufacturing Execution System that would enable them to standardise quality procedures and compare performance and production issues across all 19 factories. Rexam chose Shopfloor-Online MES for its extensive functionality to help them to improve process capability and achieve these objectives.
Number of manufacturing plants: 19
Shopfloor-Online interfaces with the ERP and all plant equipment and applications across 19 European plants. It brings production statistics, information from individual machines, stock data, maintenance records, staff levels and workflow schedules into one place that is accessible to all.
Shopfloor-Online implements the quality control plan. Operators perform quality checks as defined in the MES system for each production order in progress, automatically downloaded from the ERP.
Conformance certificates are easily produced on demand.
Shopfloor-Online provides traceability software that tracks inventory and usage from raw materials to finished goods on pallets.
Downtime events are recorded directly from the each machine into ShopfloorOnline MES, providing a complete picture of the prodution process and enabling improved downtime analysis.
Rexam (now Ball) is a leading global beverage can maker.
"A standard view means that we can compare like with like and identify potential production issues at a very early stage." Rexam Customer and Operations Quality Director