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Smart Manufacturing Software & Technology

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What is Smart Manufacturing?

Smart Manufacturing relies on the availability of critical data across all manufacturing operations.

“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.” MESA International

What are the Benefits of Smart Manufacturing?

  • Improved Productivity & Higher Asset Efficiency

  • More Cost-Efficient Processes

  • Innovation and Higher Quality Products

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Safety and sustainability

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How does Shopfloor-Online enable Smart Manufacturing?

Shopfloor-Online brings all manufacturing operations into one central software system. It connects the factory with a single thread of critical data that is accessible at shop floor level and throughout the enterprise.

Acting as the central nervous system of the factory, Shopfloor-Online MES:

  • Enforces business processes, providing the base for improvement plans and the management of non-conformances, with Smart Manufacturing software
  • Controls and monitors activities and events on the shop floor, supporting exception-based management
  • Captures and stores structured data, providing context to unstructured data captured by IoT devices
  • Empowers the workforce, from operators and shift supervisors to engineers and managers, with visual management and real-time data

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Lighthouse’s world-leading MES software provides the foundation of any Industry 4.0 strategy.


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

Industry 4.0 connectivity
Where production machines lack connectivity, Lighthouse Systems will automate factory data collection into the Shopfloor-Online software suite 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 shows the current factory status, updated live from all data sources. Report dashboards provide instantaneous alerts to problems and exceptions. 

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 hundreds of out-of-the-box reports presented in tabular form or charts, that can be easily emailed or downloaded in a range of standard formats.


Run the application 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 Shopfloor-Online through authorised logins and user rights. Transaction logs provide a full audit trail of all data changes.



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

Cloud MES Software

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

MES Software Modules