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How does Shopfloor-Online enable Smart Manufacturing?

Smart Manufacturing depends on the availability of critical data across all manufacturing operations; it requires “fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real-time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network and in customer needs.”*

Bringing all manufacturing operations in one system, Shopfloor-Online creates a single thread of critical data, accessible throughout the factory and across the enterprise.

  • Enforce your business processes
  • Access contextualised information in real-time
  • Empower your workforce, from operators and shift supervisors to engineers and managers
  • Improve decision-making and continuous improvement plans

*As defined by MESA International

Built-in functionality for robust and efficient interfaces between the MES and your plant equipment, ERP systems and any other manufacturing applications. 

Connected factory
Where production machines lack connectivity, Lighthouse Systems will automate data collection into the MES / MOM platform with affordable PLCs.

Business process
Each step of the process can be enforced and exceptions managed. More complex products can be produced faster and at the right level of quality whilst minimising waste, rework and downtime

Real-time visibility
Shopfloor-Online MES software shows the current factory status, updated live from all data sources. Report dashboards provide instantaneous alerts to problems and exceptions, for real Smart Manufacturing Intelligence. 

In-built data-historian
The platform records all process data and alarms with other MES data providing accurate information to establish benchmark, investigate issues, correlate across the various departments and improve the process.

Data analytics
The powerful native reporting engine of Shopfloor-Online offers standard reports that can be presented in tabular form or charts, in Excel, Word or PDF format, and can be easily emailed or downloaded.


The MES/MOM system can be run simultaneously on any desktops, tablets and mobile devices including Android, iOS and bar code scanners used by operatives or fork-lift truck drivers.

Security and audit
Secure access to the MES / MOM system is controlled through authorised logins and user rights. Transaction logs provide a full audit trail of any data changes.



Web based
Shopfloor-OnlineTM can be hosted on your servers, in the data-centre or in the cloud and accessed via any web browser.

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MES modules
Extend the platform as your requirements increase, via 26 modules offering functionality across all manufacturing operations: production, quality, warehouse & logistics, maintenance operations.

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