Case Study

QUEST FOR A PAPERLESS FACTORY   Akzo Nobel, one of the world’s leading decorative paint companies, selected TrakSYS™ to manage their operations at their largest plant in Mauá, Brazil. TrakSYS™ was integrated into Akzo Nobel’s ERP (SAP) to provide management and visibility across all aspects of production. From OEE in filling lines, to scheduling and management of production orders. TrakSYS™ helped to effectively manage all Work in...

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TRACEABILITY IMPROVES QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN AUTOMOTIVE PARTS MANUFACTURING   Dana Incorporated is a worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies. Founded in 1904, the company employs nearly 29,000 people in 34 countries on six continents.   To deliver superior value to their customers through continuous improvement, Dana ENCO partnered with System Intelligence for Business (SIB) to optimize the management of operations with TrakSYS.   They wanted to ensure the...

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ACHIEVE TRACEABILITY AND INCREASE THROUGHPUT AND CAPACITY   Premier Nutrition is a supplier and producer of animal nutritional supplements, for both livestock and pets. Premier Nutrition needed a solution that could create optimum traceability and food safety quality controls to eliminate the chance of contamination.   Premier Nutrition achieved optimum safety with control and freedom from residue by focusing on a Leaner, more consistent delivery of service and product...

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ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS YELDS SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTIVITY GAINS   Wyeth is well known as an over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical company with brands like Robitussin and Advil. Wyeth has become on the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Wyeth, now part of Pfizer, needed a solution that was scalable and fit with existing infrastructure, while meeting strict IT requirements and without production disruption.   TrakSYS™ was the clear choice for the solution...

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CONTROLLING VARIABILITY IN PRODUCTION TIME   With well-known brands like Claritin and Clarinex, pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough also manufactures brands like Dr. Scholl’s and Coppertone. Schering-Plough needed a solution that could help them simplify their complex processes and overcome the following challenges. Accuracy and timeliness of manufacturing data. Maintaining the highest product quality while significantly reducing production costs. Wide variability in needed production time for similar products. Schedule...

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WORLD CLASS MAIL   As a part of its World-Class Manufacturing (WCM) initiative, Royal Mail needed a visual performance management system that could replace their time-consuming, often inaccurate, paper-based processes. For this Royal Mail turned to Parsec and their MES solution TrakSYS™.   Royal Mail met the return on investment in months by monitoring availability and performance, and used KPI reports delivering business intelligence from the shop floor to...

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COMPLEXITIES IN COMPLIANCE MADE SIMPLE WITH MODULAR MES   The medical device industry is often on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Driven by explosive growth, the sector has become one of the largest in the world, with a market size of almost $150 billion. To excel in this highly competitive industry, Proteus needed a software solution that could unify their production workflows and unique processes.   The...

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DISCOVERING TARGET RATES AND PRIORITIZING LOSSES   As a global leader in vitamins and supplements, Pharmavite needed a software solution that could keep up with their growing demand and increase capacity while giving insight into their operations.   Pharmavite was using MS Word & ERP entry forms to track uptime performance, later moving to an Excel based OEE tracking system. However, these solutions were not real-time nor capable of...

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ACCURATE BATCHING & DECREASING MATERIAL WASTE   With animal health as the top concern for Navobi, decreasing product variation and maintaining a high quality standard was paramount. Navobi’s state of the art facility in the Netherlands needed a manufacturing operations management software to match its cutting edge factory. With its extensibility and ease of use, TrakSYS™ was easily implemented and achieved a full ROI in only 12...

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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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