Lighthouse Systems and Mahmood Saeed Beverage Cans and Ends August 2012

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Mahmood Saeed Beverage Cans and Ends Industry (MSCANCO), Jeddah Saudi Arabia selects Lighthouse Systems’ Shopfloor-Online to improve quality and reduce spoilage within their high-tech Beverage Cans and Ends Plant.

Improve Plant Performance with Shopfloor-Online Manufacturing Execution System

John Paul, MSCANCO Quality Manager, said "We have selected Shopfloor-Online from Lighthouse for its proven performance within the Can Industry and versatility for data collection and reporting functions."

Lighthouse Systems, a leading provider of MES software, announced that Mahmood Saeed Beverage Cans and Ends (MSCANCO) is implementing Shopfloor-Online™ to improve quality, identify SPC trends and provide greater visibility to quality check data within their newly formed can and end manufacturing operations.

The objective of the project is to maintain online process control by monitoring quality parameters on real-time basis by Line Technicians and Quality Auditors and providing critical summary overview for Supervisors and Managers for quick decision making.

MSCANCO Requirements

Shopfloor-Online will be the primary tool that is used for Process Control and SPC Analysis within the plant. The primary requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Manage the Quality Checks to be performed throughout the plant
  • Manage the frequency of the checks
  • Interface to measurement gages used to perform the checks
  • General alarm management

         * Out-of-Spec and Out-of-Control conditions
         * Monitoring alarm response times

  • SPC analysis

         * Variable and Attribute control charting

The Shopfloor-Online Solution

Shopfloor-Online will be deployed at every stage within the manufacturing process. Data is captured at each stage and people are notified on an exception basis. Shopfloor-Online’s graphical user interface will act as a plant wide dashboard to signal when exceptions occur. Supervisors and Managers will utilize Shopfloor-Online’s reporting to communicate trends in their process, exception warnings and overall capability. Shopfloor-Online will also ensure that the check frequency is met per customer audit requirements.

John Paul, MSCANCO Quality Manager, said “We were seeking SPC and Shopfloor software solutions that meet the requirements of our high-tech Can and End Lines. We have selected Shopfloor-Online from Lighthouse for its proven performance within the Can Industry and versatility for data collection and reporting functions. Lighthouse Systems has provided us proper technology to monitor and control our process performance and tools to improve the quality of our products and services.”

Future Objectives

The overall objective for MSCANCO is to implement both a Quality and Production data collection solution. Production data collection will consist of capturing downtime records from the line, spoilage, production counts and OEE.

About MSCANCO

Mahmood Saeed Beverage Cans and Ends Industry (MSCANCO) is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to produce 1 billion aluminium beverage cans and 8.5 billion Easy Open Can Ends per year. MSCANCO has started commercial supplies of 200 and 202 Dia CDL Profile Easy Open Can Ends and the unique Can size 204body Beverage Cans from Oct 2011 onwards.
For more information, please visit http://www.mscei-sa.com

About Lighthouse Systems

Lighthouse Systems is one of the world’s leading developers of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with offices in London, Singapore, Australia and Rochester, NY. Lighthouse Systems Shopfloor-Online is web based modular software that provides real time visibility of the entire manufacturing operations environment. Applications include Maintenance Management, Concern Management, Quality, SPC, Downtime, OEE, Spoilage and Inventory Traceability. Shopfloor-Online is being used in a wide range of industries with some of the biggest manufacturing companies; it is deployed in 15 languages in 28 countries.

For more information please call one of our offices or visit our web site.
USA Office: 585-223-0600
UK Office: 011 44 1293 605300
Asia Office: 011 65 6316 4370

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