Manufacturing software house, Camstar Systems has been selected by Canadian Solar to implement manufacturing execution and quality control measures that will better integrate cell and module manufacturing operations. The vertically integrated PV manufacturer will use Camstar’s SolarSuite software on Camstar’s Enterprise Platform. Canadian Solar will deploy the solution in its cell manufacturing site in Suzhou and its module manufacturing site in Changshu, both in Jiangsu Province, China.
“In order to create optimal efficiency and deliver top quality while growing and innovating, Canadian Solar strives to continuously improve its processes and methods,” said Mr. Dacheng Fang, VP of Business Integration at Canadian Solar. “The platform will help us improve manufacturing control, visibility and traceability of cell and module processes and materials, and consistent application of operational standards. Reliable, timely information will help us more quickly resolve issues and make fact-based decisions.”
“Standardizing on one platform for both cell and module production is key to support growth,” said Mr. Benny Zhang, Corporate IT Director for Canadian Solar. “Camstar’s successful deployment track record and customer satisfaction levels were also major factors in selecting Camstar.”
The aim of the project is to create a more effective manufacturing process, that enables better quality control tracking and improved process control.