Carlsberg initiated a Supply Chain Management (SCM) improvement process with a best practice program in 2006. Through this process the Group Supply Chain (responsible for production) began to realize that a significant improvement in productivity and quality could be achieved by combining Lean / Six Sigma initiatives with Manufacturing Execution Systems.
MES is part of an integrated Supply Chain solution together with Carlsberg’s Business Standardisation Programme, which will implement a common SAP template across the Carlsberg G7 countries.
Business Case: Carlsberg’s growth through acquisition resulted in a fragmented, unconnected systems landscape and a low level of business process standardisation with limited scope for performance benchmarking.
MES Project Scope: initially 7 countries (G7) and 15 manufacturing facilities in scope over a 4 year implementation.
Core Process Design covers the following areas:
– Brewing & Processing (Order Handling, OEE, Reporting & Genealogy)
– Filling & Packaging (Order Handling, OEE, Reporting & Genealogy)
– Utilities (Reporting)
– In-Line and At-Line Quality Results Recording & Reporting
In-line and At-line Quality Results Recording & Reporting at Carlsberg
The implementation includes a global Carlsberg MES Blueprint, Functional Design Specification followed by local installations with connections to Level 4 (SAP) and Level 2 (Control) and follows the S95 (Level 3) model as closely as possible.
The implementation involves Siemens Simatic IT Production Suite, OEE/SPC and will eventually include the SAP QM quality system.
The system utilizes the Cross Industry Library and the Brewing Industry Library developed by Siemens Genoa to create a standardized approach with strict adherence to the S95 model. ATS consultants and software developers are assisting with the development of libraries for Carlsberg specific requirements.
ATS has full project delivery responsibility and is strongly backed by the Simatic IT development teams in Belgium and Italy. ATS is a Siemens Simatic IT MES Global Solutions Partner Specialist.
The Carlsberg Brewery in Northampton, UK is the first brewery to benefit from the new Siemens Simatic IT MES layer.