ENERGIZER’ S alkaline battery division has awarded Citect a contract to implement a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution in one of its plants in the US, with plans to add more sites within the year.
The initial project consists of CitectIIM Performance, which provides visibility into processes to support Energizer’s continuous improvement base.
CitectIIM will allow Energizer to monitor each aspect of production, enabling it to optimise Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Here, massive amounts of data generated by each piece of equipment in a production line must be collected and analysed to determine the factors that impact production and quality. The relevant data then must be filtered out and presented in a user-friendly format in order to discover the root cause disturbances that slow production or impact quality.