The UK produces a whopping four million tonnes of glass each year, and is worth £1.3 billion to the national economy. Ceramics is also big business here, with revenue of more than £425 million. Together, these industries employ around 12,000 people across the country.
For the many companies that operate in these traditional sectors, however, the road to operational efficiency contains a number of unique obstacles.
Glass and ceramic production environments differ greatly from traditional manufacturing factories; machines are replaced by intensive firing and moulding processes.
Health and safety concerns
The nature of glass-making can make it dangerous, with workers constantly exposed to high temperatures. Regulations must be stringent.
High-temperature production methods are energy-intensive, and carbon emissions are a constant concern for company bosses.
Recent environmental pressures have caused production costs to rise, making it difficult for firms to compete internationally.
At LYNQ, we specialise in developing smart and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by mid-market manufacturers in and outside of the glass and ceramics industries.
Our Manufacturing Operations Management solution has been designed to enrich the best-of-breed ERP systems your company already uses, allowing for reduced costs and increased productivity.
LYNQ’s solution is helping manufacturers from around the world to maximise efficiency and reach their full potential.
Speak to LYNQ today to find out more about how our Manufacturing Operations Management solution can help you gain complete control of your shop floor.
“Smart Manager MOM/MES is a significant part of our new production planning process. It has given us the ability to easily schedule products and move production around if we need to rearrange based on demand. It also allows us to see exactly where each of our production facilities is on the production schedule, including individual lines. It has sped up the planning process, eliminated our manual schedules and given us much-improved visibility of the overall production schedule.”
Chemicals manufacturer with 25+ employees