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Aptean – Manufacturing Execution Systems

Aptean gives customers a competitive edge by providing industry-driven enterprise application software which enable efficient business operations as well as satisfied customers. Join Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Heinz and Intersnack by installing factory manufacturing execution systems (Factory MES), and see your operation supercharge itself in just six weeks.


Efficient manufacturing execution system

Accelerated continuous improvement and efficient manufacturing execution are key to staying ahead of the competition and expanding margins within a globally competitive landscape. This means eliminating wasteful activities, maximising the performance of existing assets, as well as being able to make real-time adaptions to the organisation.

With Factory MES you can:

  • Identify all manufacturing losses in real-time
  • Measure metrics such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify potential capacity by highlighting constraints
  • Eliminate arduous and time consuming paper based systems
  • Reduce downtime and changeover times
  • Improve daily work control practices
  • Formalise existing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Improve workforce culture
  • Use it as a strategic tool to make business decisions for the future

Lean manufacturing through plant floor optimisation

Seeing data in real-time and enabling operators to act upon it immediately is critical in today's competitive environment where every opportunity for improvement counts.

Factory MES provides your operations and management teams with in-depth data and reports on the performance of your shopfloor, and provides your operators with the best practices and skills training to improve your factory's performance.

Software to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

When downtimes occur, the system records the time of the event and the operator enters the stoppage reason using pre-coded buttons on the touchscreen. Based on this data, Factory MES can provide the top reasons for downtime on each machine, as well as a performance breakdown of OEE.

Using this rate, yield and utilisation data, companies can fine-tune their daily targets. With the ability to see the reasons for stoppages, team leaders can better direct the engineering team to the right problem areas. Furthermore, the improved granularity helps the manufacturer to build a picture of the main causes of downtime and investigate the reasons behind them.

Real-time performance review

With Factory MES, daily management meetings can be much more productive, as it enables teams to review performance in real-time with plasma display dashboards instead of reviewing paper-based shift reports. This allows for a much more rapid response-and-action cycle.

What's more, the working life of supervisors and shopfloor workers has changed for the better too, thanks to Factory MES. As such, supervisors now able to spend more time walking the floor and being responsive to ongoing issues as they occur.

Leading manufacturing execution system

Unlike generic manufacturing execution systems, Factory MES is a purpose-built packaged application, designed for food and drink companies. It requires no customisation and is typically deployed in less than six weeks per factory.

This ensures a higher probability of success, a shorter time to see the benefits, and the flexibility needed to support growth and change. Dissimilar to other MES systems, our technology is combined with a proven change method that focuses on developing operator skills and a structure of daily performance reviews to drive a better performance for every shift and operation on a daily-basis.

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Contact details:
Aptean Factory

Pioneer House
7 Rushmills
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1604 614100
Email: enquiries@aptean.com
Website: www.aptean.com/factory