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Whirlpool Selects Lighthammer's MPI Composite Application
Apr 27, 2004
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White goods maker Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.) has selected Lighthammer's, a supplier that is said to be the first and only Operational Excellence platform for manufacuturing, Manufacturing Performance Improvement (MPI) composite application.

Lighthammer's real-time Manufacturing Performance Improvement (MPI) is a composite application Powered by the "SAP NetWeaver" platform. MPI allows users of the mySAP(TM) Business Suite family of business solutions to implement manufacturing performance improvement initiatives quickly, through real-time access to the wealth of data in existing systems on the shop floor.

With MPI, the data are available in mySAP Business Suite as a data feed for Six-Sigma and other continuous improvement initiatives. MPI leverages Lighthammer's connectivity to many data sources in manufacturing such as control, historians, maintenance, and quality systems.

MPI users can define metrics and "alert" criteria, along with the corresponding corrective action.

Actions may also be taken in any other mySAP Business Suite application to resolve an issue.

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