Reduce Transformation Costs with Harford End-to-End MES

Manufacturers of packaged goods everywhere are facing the same dilemma of rising input prices, including raw materials, energy costs, and increased labour rates. With little or no opportunity to pass on these rising costs to their supermarket customers, who are themselves engaged in a price war with other supermarkets, it becomes imperative for manufacturers to look internally to reduce their own cost of sales by minimising wastage, improving efficiency, and increasing ‘right first time’ production procedures. Even reducing your ‘end to end transformation costs’ by a mere 1% could double or triple your net profit. See graphic below.

Introducing Harford End-to-End MES System

Harford end-to-end MES is designed to help manufacturers in the food and beverage, FMCG, pharma, and cosmetics industries to streamline their production processes, minimise downtime, increase overall productivity and reduce transformation costs. Our system provides real-time monitoring and control of manufacturing processes, from the shop floor to the top floor.

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All the real-time information is displayed across integrated networks and large TV screens in the production area, enabling you to track and trace every aspect of your production processes, from raw materials to finished products. With Pareto analysis, DMAIC analysis, 5 Whys, and Fishbone Diagrams incorporated into our Traffic Lights report, we provide the granularity that you need to drill down to the root cause of downtime. Managers and operators can take action immediately based on real-time actionable information without any guesswork.


Harford end-to-end MES includes the following solutions:

  • Weight Control and Fill Optimisation
  • Paperless Quality
  • OEE/Efficiency
  • Autocoding and Compliance Management
  • Vision Inspection
  • Live Reporting
  • Short Interval Control
  • LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
  • Energy Tracking
  • Wastage Analysis and Management
  • MRP/ERP Integration

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What Makes Harford MES Unique?

What distinguishes Harford is the continuous development of our MES system, our exceptional 24/7 local support, and our long-term client relationships.

The continuous development of our performance improvement systems for over 55 years keeps us at the leading edge of real time factory floor MES technology. No other single company has created such an impressively integrated set of production modules which so seamlessly work together to form the most comprehensive picture of factory performance (Learn more about Harford’s history here).

Without Harford, this picture would need to be created from several different systems, all of which show a part of ‘the jigsaw’ which makes real time process optimisation virtually impossible, especially where these modules interreact and such beneficial co-dependency is essential for performance optimisation.

However, not every module will be required for every application and modules can therefore be omitted with no loss of functionality in the provision of the optimal solution. Harford MES is highly scalable and can be customised to meet specific business needs. It is easy to implement and easy to use. By leveraging the latest technology and best practices, we can help reduce transformation costs and improve operational effectiveness.

We provide 24/7 local support across 6 continents including Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.  To provide such consistently good service support, all our engineers are stategically locate and therefore readily accessible.

“All the Harford team are supportive and most importantly polite and never patronising. We can ask them anything and they never assume any prior knowledge and explain things in a simple, helpful and understanding way. If we can’t wrap our heads around it, then they will come to site. There have been many times when this has been greatly appreciated! One of the best things about dealing with Harford is, as well as their team being professional, knowledgeable and helpful, they are all really, really nice people.”   — Beverage Laboratory Manager, Encirc

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We are proud that our clients often tell us that the Harford System has become their ‘Gold Standard’ through which they achieve far more than they could alone. We are not just another solution provider. We’re an extension of your team, your go-to consultants and your long-term partners.

Contact us today to learn more about Harford end-to-end MES and how it can benefit your business.
+44 (0) 1225 764461

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