Sibelco Europe MineralsPlus
Sibelco Europe MineralsPlus – formerly known as Ankerpoort – is one of the main European suppliers of mineral raw materials and semi-finished products for industrial applications. For more information go to http://www.sibelcomineralsplus.com
I was looking for a system that provides a real-time insight into the performance of our packaging lines and grinding mills to allow us to anticipate faster, plan better and devise possible solutions.
Following discussions with several potential suppliers, I opted for MyPlantFloor by Agilitec.
- The system was easy to install: set up the photo cells, link to the network and in just one day we had the first line covered.
- As it is a web-based system, it is accessible to everyone. Moreover, there are no expensive licence fees for every user.
- It is easy to use, both for our foremen (who now generate work orders through MyPlantFloor) and for our operators (who input codes for machine stops and pick orders through the software).
- At a later stage, it is relatively easy to link MyPlantFloor to the ERP system to launch automatic order handling.
- The company does not sell a measurement system hoping to keep a consultant working on the project.
Meanwhile, we have extended MyPlantFloor with the Graphical scheduler module, which is accessible to all departments/employees without disturbing the planner. The SMED module has also been activated to harmonise and improve our changeover procedures.
We love how Agilitec translates client questions and/or issues into custom solutions that are implemented into the standard software package. The result is a constantly updated MyPlantFloor package that all clients can enjoy.
Frans Ouwerkerk (Production Manager)