In an effort to establish a sustainable, future-proof production IT system, Sanner GmbH recently opted to comprehensively upgrade its ZEISS GUARDUS manufacturing execution system (MES), which it has been deploying for many years to ensure the integrated monitoring and control of all its quality and production management processes. Sanner GmbH is headquartered in Bensheim, Germany, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative packaging systems for pharmaceutical applications.
“As the central system in our IT landscape, ZEISS GUARDUS is the key to ongoing improvements in process management and the driver for digitalizing our production processes,” says Karsten Ernst, Head of IT at Sanner GmbH. This multi-stage evolution plan focuses on the development and implementation of new process functions in the areas of Production Management, Machine Integration and Reporting. Furthermore, a particular focal point is the complete elimination of paper- and Excel-based ‘shadow processes.’ “If we want to drive the digitalization of the manufacturing and communication processes, all workflows must be represented in the MES without any media disruptions. That’s the only way to ensure long-term efficiency gains through Smart Production,” says Ernst.