Global metal packaging company Trivium Packaging, formerly known as Ardagh Group, has selected software vendor Lighthouse Systems’ Shopfloor-Online manufacturing execution system (MES) for its North American manufacturing plant.

Shopfloor-Online is an MES designed to improve manufacturing performance and “create a single and unbroken thread of critical data across all manufacturing operations” according to Lighthouse Systems. It will enable Trivium’s US-based plant in Roanoke, Virginia to eliminate paper and the use of excel.

According to a statement released by Lighthouse Systems, other benefits include the ability to have one place for all quality-related data, dashboards on the shop floor to increase visibility, and downtime data integrated with quality for better overall analysis.

The MES is available in 50 countries and 15 languages. It serves the packaging industry as well as food and beverage, automotive, aerospace, building and construction, pharma, and energy industries.

Response from the companies

Trivium North America continuous improvement manager Rudy Shufeldt said: “We are excited to leverage the power of Shopfloor-Online to drive and sustain process and quality improvement to better serve our customers. With Shopfloor-Online we were able to eliminate paperwork.

“This, coupled with their comprehensive real-time dashboards, takes us to another level in plant process performance transparency across our production lines and key plant processes.”

Lighthouse Systems business manager Joe Russotti said: “We are very pleased to have Trivium Packaging join the growing list of Shopfloor-Online customers in the consumer goods packaging space.”