An automotive supplier in today’s market requires vigilance for continuous improvement, rigid standards for product quality and unending efforts to reduce operational costs to offset price pushbacks from the automotive manufacturers. Suppliers need real-time data as part of their Lean Manufacturing and Operations Excellence programs.

These programs require a constant flow of real-time data to the factory floor, to MRP/ERP, and to managers. Operational decisions made on real-time data will keep the company focused on product delivery and quality.

Real-Time MES by PlantStar Keeps Production Flowing

A supplier cannot afford to slow down an assembly plant due to problems on their own factory floor. PlantStar provides managers the tools needed to maintain proper product flow to meet their customers’ delivery and quality requirements while controlling operational efficiency and costs. PlantStar provides:

  • Forward/Backward dynamic job and work order scheduling
  • Tool Change and material change scheduling
  • Manual and automatic scrap entry
  • Downtime alarms
  • OEE dashboard calculations
  • Family Tool Tracking
  • Labor Tracking and Forecasting
  • MRP/ERP integration
  • Assembly monitoring
  • Process variable monitoring and alarming
  • Audible/text/email messaging for shop floor alerts
  • Visual displays
  • Easy-to-use operator touch screens
  • Display of setup instructions, part images, quality instructions, packing instructions and more
  • Real-time bar code labels
  • Central systems monitoring

Automotive Installations by PlantStar

Asahi Glass Company
Bamar Plastics
Bowles Fluidics
Huf NA
Jarden Plastic Solutions
McPherson Plastics
NorthStar Battery
Parker Hannifin
Stanley Engineered Fastening
The Plastics Group
TRW Automotive