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Yunex Traffic increases efficiency with new Manufacturing Execution System

  • The enhanced system will provide operational benefits both for Yunex Traffic and its customers
  • The UK factory is the global manufacturing base for Yunex Traffic’s extensive product portfolio

Working in close partnership with Siemens Digital Industries, Yunex Traffic has developed and implemented a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for its manufacturing site in Poole. This enhanced MES will improve the company’s manufacturing efficiency and enable it to provide an enhanced service to customers.

The new MES is a collection of individual tools that provide complete traceability of all products and processes – from the time a customer order is received, right through to the point that it leaves the factory for delivery. The system manages the generation, association and tracking of serial numbers for traceability to production, as well as controlling the production process for each product.

Every product is serialized to ensure that they are not only completely visible throughout the entire manufacturing process, but also that a comprehensive audit trail is created should there be a future need to review any part of any process. The MES also allows the company to refine production methods through the introduction of controls and standardization, further supporting its quality management system.

Enhanced digital functionality will deliver performance improvements

The two-year collaborative programme between Yunex Traffic and Siemens DI examined every stage of the manufacturing processes to develop a bespoke system specifically to meet the needs of the Yunex Traffic manufacturing facility at Poole. As a result, the existing MES processes are effectively being replaced, with enhanced digital functionality being added to improve efficiency and optimise performance.

Commenting on the implementation, Nick Reynolds, Head of Systems and Digitalisation for Yunex Traffic in the UK, said: “Effectively replacing our existing protocols, our new MES solution will provide enhanced customer service through greatly improved visibility.

“In the broader context of our digital factory where data underpins every aspect of our operations, the MES will improve both the response times to any product queries and the quality and detail of information that it provides.”

Yunex Traffic is a clear exemplar for advanced British manufacturing, outstanding in their ability to design, make and service great products for the international traffic technology market from their base in Poole. Yunex Traffic has taken a really exciting digitalisation step to improve their traceability and productivity through a brand-new MES which will seed and enable greater digital transformation of the business.

Brian Holliday, Managing Director Siemens Digital Industries UK & Ireland

Manufacturing facility support Yunex Traffic worldwide

Employing over 220 people, the 8,500 square metre factory in Poole, UK is the global manufacturing base for Yunex Traffic’s portfolio of intelligent traffic systems.

As well as manufacturing for Yunex Traffic worldwide, the company has a wealth of experience and expertise across a broad range of operations, enabling it to provide third-party manufacturing services to a wide range of customers. Exporting to more than 60 countries worldwide, the Poole site produces everything from state-of-the-art traffic controllers, signals and communication devices to ANPR cameras and motion detectors.