16 March 2018
CST Global appoints MES technician for production and supply chain control
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III-V optoelectronic foundry Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (CST Global) of Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland, UK (a subsidiary of Sweden’s Sivers IMA Holdings AB) has appointed Jaimie McGinty as MES technician for production and supply chain control, reporting to Gary Palmer, VP operations.
McGinty manages the MES (management execution system), which enables the real-time accurate tracking of work in progress (WIP), statistical process control (SPC) data, and inventory. He was previously responsible for data management engineering at Jabil, Livingston, and was a reliability technician at Gemfire in Glasgow.
“My prime duty is internal supply chain management; improving efficiency and productivity throughout the foundry, in line with our ISO 9001: 2015 quality standards,” says McGinty. “CST Global’s laser production is high volume, so barcoding and the electronic measurement of real-time work in progress are essential elements to implementing a lean production strategy for the company,” he adds. “We are constantly aiming to improve production planning and delivery accuracy. We also gather data relating to quality and yield, for on-going process and supplier improvement.”