The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) as a Central Element of the Digitalisation Strategy

TRISA AG Implements the Software Platform of ZEISS

Ulm,Germany / Oberkochen,Germany | 15 September 2020 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

In the context of their company-wide project “Smart Factory”, TRISA AG from Triengen (Switzerland), one of the global leading providers of products for oral care, hair care and beauty care, decided to implement the Manufacturing Execution Systems ZEISS GUARDUS.

After a very intensive evaluation phase of over 30 providers, the MES of ZEISS was selected. “The functionalities and technology of the software convinced us. But it was the know-how and extensive practical experience of the ZEISS GUARDUS team which were decisive for our decision. We are convinced that we found a reliable and high-performing partner which understands our requirements and can give us valuable advice in many areas”, says Stefan Jenni, project manager and head of the IT department at TRISA AG explaining the decision.

TRISA manufactures state-of-the-art, professionally developed products for personal oral care.
TRISA manufactures state-of-the-art, professionally developed products for personal oral care.

In the upcoming months, the branch leader will gradually implement the new shop floor IT along the entire value-added chain. As an important part and driving force of a wide digitalisation strategy, the MES will become the central interface for all the production and quality-relevant product and process data. The implementation of a paperless production as well as the simplification and acceleration of all the processes for the collection of production, quality and machinery data are of primary importance. “The work with paper documents and isolated applications as well as the manual handling of data are not only very time-consuming but they also entail the risk of errors. By means of ZEISS GUARDUS, we want to basically change this situation, not only in terms of process acceleration but also in terms of the quality of data collection”, continues Jenni. Integrated personnel and manufacturing planning as well as a module for maintenance and resource management will additionally supplement the MES knowledge platform. This holistic approach will enable TRISA to combine planning safety and exhaustive traceability with agile process control and business adaptability.

At the beginning of the project, ZEISS GUARDUS will first be implemented in the three TRISA production sites in Triengen. In the first phase, the project team will focus on the implementation of the production data collection and quality inspections accompanying production as well as on resource and maintenance management and scheduling. Moreover, the integration into the already existing IT landscape, especially the bidirectional data exchange with the leading ERP system as well as the integration of the HR system, document management system and measuring equipment management is also of high importance on the project agenda.

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Bernd Balle
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
Phone: +49 7364 20-8148
bernd .balle @zeiss .com

About ZEISS

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2019).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.

With over 31,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 sales and service companies, 30 production sites and 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

Further information at www.zeiss.com

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

About TRISA

Founded in 1887 in Triengen/Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland and Europe, TRISA AG is one of the global leading providers of products for oral care, hair care and beauty care today. The products are manufactured by 1,100 employees at the production sites in Triengen and Ebnat and are marketed on all continents in more than 80 countries.

Press Contact

Bernd Balle
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
Phone: +49 7364 20-8148
bernd .balle @zeiss .com

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