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MES is playing an essential role in the digital transformation of manufacturing organisations.

Expert and useful content delivered by our MES experts.

Rooted in Lighthouse' 30-year experience in MES, our webinars provide you and your teams, clear, trustworthy, and useful content to inform the digital transformation of your manufacturing operations.

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Previous webinars

The MES System as the Backbone of the Digitalisation Roadmap

Duration: 20 mins

Presenter: Holger Rietmann, Senior Global Supply Chain Manager (HUBER+SUHNER AG)

"How to get from a manufacturing application landscape which looks like a "trailer park" to a system which supports HUBER+SUHNER in achieving its vision of a single platform for 14 manufacturing sites, globally".

Discover the journey which HUBER+SUHNER took to find the MES that would be the right fit for the Organisation.

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Mitigating the risks of under-filling and the costs of overfilling

A smart manufacturing approach, beyond Statistical Process Control

Duration: 40 mins

Presenter: Martyn Gill, EMEA Business Development Director 

Over 20 years ago, a large manufacturing company faced a historic lawsuit for having sold millions of under-filled bottles to consumers. Today, preventing under-filling and overfilling remains a prime concern for the industry!

SPC (Statistical Process Control) is the first technology that comes to mind. SPC is good at measuring samples at regular intervals and alerting you when the process drifts out of acceptable limits or out of control. However, is this still enough?

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Digital Manufacturing in 2021: the Business Case for MES

Three Manufacturing Leaders in a jargon-free discussion

Duration: 60 mins

Panelists: Martyn Gill, EMEA Business Development Director (Lighthouse); Karl Suni Vatnhamar, Senior Consultant (KSV-Consulting); Holger Rietmann, Senior Global Supply Chain Manager (HUBER+SUHNER AG); Lee Stephenson, Manufacturing Excellence Lead (Taylors of Harrogate). 

In 2021, many manufacturing organisations still have manufacturing operations management systems that aren't fit for purpose! 

Listen to our three guests at different stages of their journey to learn all about how to bring digital transformation to operations, the business case for MES in achieving this and how to choose the right solution to make it a success. 

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ERP or MES - Which is best suited to the shop floor?

Duration: 45 mins

Presenters: Martyn Gill, EMEA Business Development Director; Carsten Bitschkus, Senior MES Consultant; Craig Neid, MES Project Manager.

This webinar discussed the respective roles of ERP and MES in the manufacturing environment.

It is destined for all decision-makers who are weighing the pros and cons of extending an existing ERP onto the shop floor or acquiring a dedicated MES solution.

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Taylors of Harrogate – MES User Experience

Duration: 20 mins

Presenter: Lee Stephenson, Operational Excellence Lead (Taylors of Harrogate)

In order to achieve their future vision for manufacturing excellence, Taylors of Harrogate have rolled out Lighthouse Systems’ Shopfloor-Online MES Software at their manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire (England).

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MES in multi-plant manufacturing operations - Maximise your ROI with a fast-track deployment strategy

Duration: 45 mins

Presenters: Martyn Gill, EMEA Business Development Director; Aymeric de Marne, Senior MES Consultant

Should it take 10 years to deploy MES across 10 factories? We think not, and this webinar will discuss how a fast-track deployment strategy can maximise the ROI whereas your organisation runs 1, 5, or 50 plants. 

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Klöckner Pentaplast: Digital Journey and Strategic Approach to implementing MES

Duration: 45 mins

Presenters: Carsten Bitschkus, Senior MES consultant at Lighthouse Systems; Daniel Garcia, Group IT Business Analyst, Klöckner Pentaplast. 

  1. The journey Klöckner Pentaplast has taken to introduce MES: business drivers (performance, customer satisfaction, traceability)
  2. Core functionalities, implementation and multi-site roll-out of Shopfloor-Online MES / MOM Software (10 sites / 8 countries)
  3. Benefits and Key Learnings

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Shopfloor-Online 7.3: Transforming the Operator Experience in Manufacturing

Duration: 60 mins

Presenter: Matt Barber, Product Manager.

Shopfloor-Online 7.3 in a nutshell:

  1. Even more visual and easy to use for operators.
  2. Morning meetings that are digitalised, so you can forget whiteboards and excel sheets!
  3. Contextualised visual inspections.

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Unlocking the value of manufacturing data in the Industry 4.0 world

Duration: 40 mins

Speakers: Martyn Gill and Tomasz Lebitko

  • Why many organisations struggle in getting the data they desperately need.
  • The pivotal role of MES software in delivering the digital transformation of the shop floor and unlocking the value of your data.
  • Achievable strategies implemented by a selection of Shopfloor-Online MES / MOM Software users and their success.

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