Solarsoft Helps Vollrath Improve Uptime by 12%

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Solarsoft manufacturing execution and production monitoring system provides real-time manufacturing insight to Dane, Wisconsin plastic injection molder.

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This year-to-date we’re averaging 91% uptime. That’s just from the alerts on our monitors and PA system, which allow us to get the right personnel over to the affected machine immediately.

Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers worldwide, today announced that The Vollrath Company has implemented its real-time manufacturing execution and production monitoring software, Mattec MES. The Mattec MES system has helped Vollrath, a manufacturer of injection molded warewashing rack systems and plastic kitchen products for the foodservice industry, steadily improve uptime by 12% and overall equipment effectiveness by 10% since its implementation in 2009.

The Dane, Wisconsin-based Vollrath selected Mattec MES to deliver real-time production and process monitoring capabilities, comprehensive real-time data reporting, integrated quality assurance, and a method to minimize response time to down machines.

By minimizing response times to down machines through the real-time voice paging and alerting functionality of Mattec MES, Vollrath has steadily improved OEE to 87%, and uptime to 91%. Real-time reporting has improved accessibility to key information to the people who need it.

“The Mattec alerting system has had the most impact on our ability to improve uptime,” says Steve Boeder, Director of Operations at the Vollrath Dane Facility. “This year-to-date we’re averaging 91% uptime. That’s just from the alerts on our monitors and PA system, which allow us to get the right personnel over to the affected machine immediately.”

“We’ve been very pleased with the functionality of Solarsoft’s Mattec system, and the service we’ve received, from implementation all the way through to on-going support.”

About The Vollrath Company
For more than 136 years, The Vollrath Company, L.L.C., has been setting the standard as a manufacturer of quality equipment and smallwares supplying the foodservice industry. Vollrath offers the largest selection and best value for prep, cook, and serve foodservice solutions. For more information about Vollrath, please visit http://www.vollrathco.com.

About Solarsoft Mattec MES
Solarsoft’s real-time manufacturing execution and production monitoring system, Mattec MES, helps manufacturers reduce scrap, waste and machine downtime, improve cycle times, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), plant productivity, schedule production effectively, free wasted capacity on existing equipment, and find opportunities and maintain gains made by Continuous Improvement efforts.

About Solarsoft Business Systems
Solarsoft provides modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986 and has worldwide revenues of US$100 million. Solarsoft employs more than 400 professionals providing local support across 16 time zones. More than 2,000 companies rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their daily operations. For more information please about Solarsoft, please visit http://www.solarsoft.com.

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