Joanne Hedger- Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Consultant, Lighthouse Systems

  • Speaker Bio :

    With a background in automation systems, Joanne has been working with manufacturers in consultative sales roles for over 20 years. Past companies include Atkins, Mitsubishi and Rockwell Automation and in 2006, Joanne joined Lighthouse Systems. Passionate about manufacturing excellence and helping customers get the best out of their plants through IT applications, she is responsible for business generation across Europe, where she has worked closely with many multi-national organisations, partnering them on their journey to world class manufacturing.

    Presentation Title:

    “In the future, all plants will be run this way”


    Presentation Synopsis :

    Consumer tastes, quality competition and regulatory bodies continue to dominate the list of drivers for change in the food and beverage industry. So all manufacturers are facing a balancing act between safety, quality and cost. Operational excellence underpins this balancing act, but such initiatives demand accurate, reliable and timely information.

    According to a recent Catavolt report, about 80% of manufacturers said that being able to access real-time data could enhance productivity by at least 6%.  How world class manufacturers will achieve that, using Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), is the subject of Joanne’s talk, which includes an example case study from a major UK food manufacturer.

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