Shopfloor-Online by Lighthouse Systems is a flexible web-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that provides complete, real-time visibility of every facet of the manufacturing environment. With Shopfloor-Online, manufacturers have a nimble, cost-effective solution that streamlines Manufacturing Operations Management, reducing downtime and increasing quality, performance and compliance.
Shopfloor-Online can be configured to meet the unique requirements of each customer, ensuring that critical operations data is easily available to any user that needs it across the organization. Its scalable architecture allows manufacturers to utilize the system in one part of their facility and then extend it into other areas once it's been proven effective.
Lighthouse Systems developed Shopfloor-Online using a modular protocol - each module included in the system works together to create a complete, fully integrated "one-database" solution. This is especially useful for manufacturers looking to take a step-by-step approach to implementing an MES. The software was also designed to make the most of leading web-based technologies; it fits into your existing IT infrastructure and other applications seamlessly.
Lighthouse Systems has been recognized for its outstanding customer service and retention by Frost & Sullivan. With more than a decade of experience in the MES industry, Lighthouse Systems has a global footprint. With offices located in London, New York and Singapore, Lighthouse is perfectly positioned to implement and support projects around the world. Shopfloor-Online has been installed in 37 countries to date and is offered in 20 languages. It's best suited to manufacturers in several industries: aerospace, automotive, food & beverage, metal fabrication and more.
Richard from Freelance
Specialty: Other Industry
How easy it is to adapt to your process. Easy to read information and easy to distribute. All information is accessible in one area and very well displayed.
No real negatives. The vendor is very easy to deal with. From a product perspective, it can become costly to build the bespoke package for your process.
Ensure you map everything out during initial discussions and have the information for the equipment/processes you need to integrate. If you cover everything you need, it will make the package easier to build and work smoother in transition.
The vendor's implementation team were a real strength in the project, delivering to the business needs quickly and accurately. The development cycle proved to be quick and included extensive interaction with the business. The underlying MES software has proved to be robust and capable of a great deal of flexibility through the implementation. The MES project was a significant success across five sites.
No real cons, the development was a difficult in the beginning but improved over time, rollout worked very well using a standard template