Skip to content

Sistema Plastics Accelerates Their Growth with MES and ERP

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Sistema Plastics Enjoys Accelerated Growth with ERP and MES Solutions

Sistema is an iconic New Zealand-based company that manufactures, markets, and distributes stackable food-safe plastic kitchen storage containers. From humble beginnings in 1982, the company has grown to become a world-leading brand that exports to more than 100 countries worldwide and counts its customers in the millions. A recognized innovator in the field of plastics manufacturing, the company operates from a new state-of-the-art production facility in Auckland that’s packed with automation and robotics technologies.

The Challenge

To ensure its products remain internationally competitive, Sistema wants to maximize production output and quality in the most cost-effective way possible. “Based in New Zealand, we’re a long way away from many global customers, so optimizing manufacturing performance is mission critical for offsetting the impact of high logistics costs on our business,” explained Greg Heeley, chief technical officer at
Sistema Plastics.

Ten years ago, the company implemented EpicorAdvanced MES to manage its production and assembly processes. Handling everything from scheduling to the monitoring of 10 assembly lines, Epicor Advanced MES collects and analyzes data directly from equipment and operators on the shop floor to provide an up-to-the-minute view of machine and production availability

“Without Advanced MES, our shop floor wouldn’t know what to make or when to make it,” explained Heeley. “Using the system has enabled us to run more machines with the same number of staff and move from a 24/7 to a 24/5 shift pattern without compromising output.” “Integrating Epicor ERP with Advanced MES would allow us to connect our planning, scheduling, and quality data with shop floor realities in one unified system,” he continued. “This would enable us to work smarter and further optimize operational efficiency.” 

Benefits Enjoyed after Implementation

  • Integration of ERP and MES delivered seamless automation of multiple processes
  • Improved cycle times and reduced scrap and time
    between jobs
  • Boosted OEE by 10%
  • Reduced warehouse man hours by 50% with no loss
    in productivity

Want to Read More on the Solution Implemented at Sistema Plastics?

Input your details below and the full case study will be sent straight to your inbox:

More To Explore


Q&A with our ERP newb Corne

Q & A with our ERP Newb, Corné! We believe that epic ERP is just that, epic! So, to put it to the test, we


5 Business Problems Oracle’s ERP Solves

5 Business Problems ERP Solves Are your financials taking longer to reconcile, are sales forecasts based on guesswork not data, is inventory in a mess, and

Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Your Preferences

You can switch off cookie types by clicking or pressing on their name. Mandatory Cookies cannot be disabled. You can change these preferences anytime.

Mandatory Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and can't be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions you made which result in a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies but some parts of the site may not work as a result.

Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the provision of enhance functionality and personalization, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you donít allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you don't allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites as a result of these cookies.