Shoplogix Impacts Visteon as Profiled in IndustrialLeaders.com

By: Thomas Cutler

"Access to critical plant floor information makes it possible to react faster and even anticipate both problems and opportunities. Through an increase in production, Visteon experienced an ROI on the Plantnode purchase in the first month! Since that first installation of Plantnode at Ford Visteon in Utica, Michigan, both the Utica and Sandusky, Ohio plants continue to utilize the real-time ship floor data. Visteon takes raw data from the plant floor and translates it into usable information so time sensitive decisions can be made based on accurate real-time production data. The company has now connected the plant floor equipment into an overall plant network, allowing managers to access the information from anywhere in the plant," according to Thomas R. Cutler's article in the current issue of IndustrialLeaders.com.
As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, Visteon needed a way to obtain real-time information on specific points in the production process, especially to identify blocked and starved points. Visteon Corporation is a leading, full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has about 70,000 employees and a global delivery system of more than 200 technical, manufacturing, sales and service facilities located in 24 countries.
The article can be read in its entirety at http://www.industrialleaders.com/articles06/05news08.html#2.
ABOUT SHOPLOGIX
Shoplogix develops integrated web-based software solutions that optimize plant floor operations. Shoplogix solutions improve productivity, efficiency, and total operational performance by allowing companies to make real-time decisions that impact profitability while actively engaging employees in the process.

Shoplogix Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, with offices across North America. The company serves a growing base of Global 2000 companies to set new standards for production performance and efficiency in industrial environments.

PLANTNODE
Plantnode is a hybrid web-based software application designed on an open platform to integrate with existing production equipment, analyze real-time performance, and evaluate machine productivity. Plantnode's built-in intelligence goes beyond raw data collection to provide a fully integrated production and performance management application; differentiated by the ability to compare real-time data against planned estimates. Plantnode is proven to increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and enables machine level visibility on a 24x7 basis with automatic escalations and interactive processes to drive higher levels of operational efficiency, quality, and performance.

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