Author: Elisa Costa

PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT AT 30,000 FEET   As a world leader in aircraft braking systems, Messier-Bugatti creates components for nearly 10,000 aircrafts worldwide. Along with production of wheels, brakes and hydraulic systems, Messier-Bugatti also handles carbon disk refurbishment for a worldwide market, all in there Molsheim, France factory.   With complex production planning and scheduling, Messier-Bugatti needed a system that could allow them visibility into their operations as well as...

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REDUCE PRODUCTION COST WHILE MAINTAINING THE BEST PRODUCT QUALITY   Major seafood company, Jealsa, needed communication between management and the shop floor to utilize business intelligence. Integrated with ERP, TrakSYS™ provided Jealsa with reliable, accurate, and consistent information at the time of production. With real-time data and root cause analysis, the premier food canning company increased production capabilities in months. TrakSYS™ rapidly helped Jealsa to; understand asset...

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REDUCING PROCESS TIME WHILE IMPROVING QUALITY   Farmasierra needed a real-time operations management software that worked with their existing infrastructure and could be configured across the manufacturing value stream. In the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory compliance is of great importance. Any solution deployed that could affect the quality of the products must be designed, tested, verified, and documented in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).   GMP ensures that products...

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ACCURACY AND COMPLIANCE IN FOOD SAFETY   The food and beverage industry is a balancing act between regulations and the bottom-line. To comply with regulatory requirements related to food safety, Eckes Granini used Parsec to manage Electronic Production Records (EPRs). Readily available information allows for root cause analysis to continually improve production.   Eckes Granini had to overcome challenges like; wasted raw ingredients, lack of real-time visibility and SPC,...

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OPERATIONAL COMPLEXITIES SOLVED WITH INTEGRATION   Fast growth can result in additional operational complexities. CONSERVAS PESCAMAR needed a solution that integrated business and manufacturing systems, to provide accurate and actionable information in real-time. Integrated with their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), TrakSYS™ provided CONSERVAS PESCAMAR with; KPIs to have an objective-oriented production strategy, existing asset utilization, and better management of workflows.   Learn how CONSERVAS PESCAMAR increased their fact-based decisions...

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OEE BECOMES THE KPI   Established in the United Kingdom in the early 1960’s, APS group is a marketing solution provider. As part of its commitment to responsible business, APS is embarking on a Lean Manufacturing journey and sought a solution to measure and improve the efficiency of its existing manufacturing equipment.   With TrakSYS™, APS was able to establish OEE as the key productivity improvement metric for their...

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AUTOMATE RECORD-KEEPING TO STREAMLINE COMPLIANCE AND IMPROVE QUALITY   Today’s regulated environments demand better quality and compliance processes. For those in manufacturing regulated by FDA, it is crucial to have systems that assure stringent compliance with government and industry standards. As well as extensibility to comply with future requirements. TrakSYS is a unified Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) system that helps manufacturer’s meet an assortment of regulatory requirements...

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ANYTHING BUT PAPERLESS WITH PRESSES   As the leader in industrial digital printing supplies, Agfa Graphics needed a solution that could manage its quality and performance in their Suzano, Brazil plant. Agfa needed a software solution that could eliminate production; inaccuracies, scrap, loss, and variability.   Agfa Graphics drastically improved the performance of their manufacturing operations of offset printing plates. Agfa is now able to use accurate and reliable...

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INCREASING CAPACITY WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT   As a leading global pharmaceutical and biologic company, AstraZeneca needed a system that could simplify and enhance their complex processes as well as work with their current Lean Operation initiatives. AstraZeneca improved flexibility, responsiveness and quality by aligning TrakSYS™ to DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) principles. With OEE improvements of 10-40% reported across multiple lines, AstraZeneca increased capacity without...

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Discrete manufacturing operations depend on their ability to manage a high mix of products with unique routings. Even with a flexible workforce and interchangeable equipment, there are complexities when it comes to scheduling capable equipment, assigning employees who possess the required skillsets, and organizing unique work instructions for a variety of products. Manufacturing Operation Management systems manage product definitions, resource capabilities, and work instructions...

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