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Hyla Soft consultants bring their knowledge and expertise to deliver practice and industry-specific solutions to manufacturers across diverse industrial sectors including: automotive, aerospace & defense, discrete , food & beverage, medical devices, CPG, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, energy & utilities, and government.

Our depth of experience enables us to focus on and identify industry-specific points of pain and key performance indicators to determine the optimum solutions for improved performance. At the same time, our broad experience across industries allows us to explore opportunities to apply best-practice solutions for industries across other industry verticals.

Partnering with Hyla Soft to find the best technology investment for their company gives our clients a competitive edge in implementing lean initiatives, increasing performance, lowering risk, improving communication within the organization, and optimizing operational visibility and flexibility to meet the continuously changing market trends and consumer demands.

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Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense manufacturers are facing an increasingly competitive global market where an emphasis must be placed on improving efficiency, reducing build times, and fully utilizing modern lean manufacturing techniques. Companies need to be able to better control their component supply chains, improve product quality, and reduce waste in order to shorten production cycles and increase profitability and market share.

Aerospace manufacturing is undergoing a transformation where the industry is no longer dominated by U.S. companies alone. The global market has exploded with competition from Europe, Russia, and China. This new reality requires companies to evolve their manufacturing process to not only be more efficient but to get their products to the market faster as well.

One of the ways Hyla Soft helps companies remain competitive is by delivering innovative IT solutions that modernize the automation process. Through years of industry experience, Hyla Soft can identify and deliver the right solution for any business need. From business intelligence systems that give decision makers the critical data they need to reduce costs and improve quality, to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) that act as the glue between controls systems on the factory floor and ERP systems in the cloud.

A key determining factor in a company's success is the ability to maintain and grow market share. Without a capable modern IT infrastructure, this is not possible. Hyla Soft has the expertise and experience necessary to deliver the right IT solutions to help solve some of the most complex and challenging problems faced by today’s Aerospace & Defense manufacturers.

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Automotive & Heavy Equipment

Automotive production plants often prove a challenging environment for the deployment of shop floor software.

Data demands are robust, legacy systems must be considered, changes to production processes and software interfaces require costly retraining, deadlines are tight and affecting production efficiency is not an option.

Despite these very real challenges, the mass production of precision engineered goods simply cannot happen without an MES solution.

In order to remain competitive with foreign goods produced with low cost labor, production enterprises must squeeze every bit of efficiency and quality from their machines and from their workforce. To be sure, success in such situations requires careful planning and the contributions of knowledgeable personnel with years of experience.

Hyla Soft employs consultants with a wealth of experience installing a variety of MES solutions for some of the world’s leading automotive and parts producers, leveraging our Big 5 automotive solutions to improve production control and profitability.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

By tracking downtimes, quality loss, and productions speeds, one can quickly identify and eliminate bottlenecks that leach the profitability of a production enterprise. In the Automotive Industry, however, this often means tracking large amounts of data from high speed machines, enforcing operator data entry, and establishing a system of checks and balances to ensure data integrity. Our OEE products and consulting can provide all of this in an integrated solution with thorough analysis capabilities.

Material Tracking

It is crucial, and indeed difficult, for a large production plant to have accurate visibility on incoming raw materials/purchased parts, intermediate parts in process, and finished goods for shipping. Having an accurate count of available goods, as well as an accurate manufacturing history of every assembled part, can save a production plant the high costs of warehousing and recall that can potentially destroy the profitability of an entire fiscal year.

Quality Control

Defect and quality tracking in the automotive industry is one of the most demanding fields in enterprise software. A quality suite must be flexible enough to conform to various plants’ inspection, rework, and scrapping procedures but remain rigid enough to enforce the process and collect the required data. It is not enough to simply classify, repair, and track defects; quality data must be collected and contextualized in a way that allows for the identification of preventable issues.

Statistical Analysis

Statistical Process Controls provide trend analysis tools that can work hand-in-hand with Quality Control software to detect and classify a drifting process. These tools are by no means new to the automotive industry; however, modern MES software provides advantages with which the statistical analysis of the past cannot contend – real-time drift detection and corrective action. By collecting data from the automation layer at a high speed, and plotting data in real time, plants can now detect a process that is drifting out of specification before defective parts are produced. Moreover, corrective action management allows for a systematic handling of these drifts to allow top quality production to continue more quickly.

Work Order Processing & Scheduling

Producing at high volumes requires the use of heavy machinery, making the cost of change-over high. With accurate Work In Process reports and scheduling algorithms provided by a quality MES system, a plant can reduce downtime and increase the profitability of each run.

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Food & Beverage

In an industry where quality control is the name of the game, lowering cost while simultaneously improving quality control procedures and maintaining product consistency can be a difficult goal to accomplish. Add in the requirements of adhering to FDA and international regulations and you begin to understand the truly challenging nature of Food and Beverage (F&B) Manufacturing.

To add to those challenges, in no other sector is shelf-life as big a deal as it is for manufacturers in the Food (especially) and Beverage industry. Smart F&B manufacturers are continuously aware of shelf-life when it comes to their stock and inventory levels; planning and systems must consider this constraint in order to avoid superfluous waste and the high costs associated with it.

Thankfully, many software systems have been developed and improved, specifically over the last several years, that can help F&B manufacturers manage their manufacturing processes to maximize quality and efficiency while controlling costs.

Hyla Soft has worked with many companies in this industry over the years by completing projects that deliver outstanding results including:

  • Tracking and tracing/genealogy reporting for lots and batches
  • Reduced costs and increased efficiency through superior material tracking and management
  • Increased quality through tracking and reporting of process deviations
  • Increased efficiency through rapid access to real-time data allowing for process monitoring and planning that can reduce scrap and re-work
  • Increased quality and reduced costs by lowering deviations caused by inherent human error such as calculation errors, illegible entries, and incorrect dates
  • Improved on-time delivery through better planning of demand, inventory, capacity, and production

Hyla Soft is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with our clients. By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements. Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive in the challenging Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry.

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

Few industries are more competitive than the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.  A large number of manufacturers fighting for market share within a crowded marketplace puts pressure on margins and necessitates solid business processes to lower costs and increase efficiency.

At the same time, it is important to maintain and/or increase product consistency and quality. Hyla Soft can help you gain a competitive advantage by working with you to understand the specific needs and points of pain within your existing processes and delivering software solutions to help you address your needs and exceed your goals.  Some of the results that our clients have seen in this industry include:

  • Reduced cost and increased efficiency through the implementation of MES systems that track and trace materials through the entire production process and allow reporting to identify and address inefficiencies
  • Increased quality by reducing/eliminating inherent human errors, such as calculation errors and illegible entries
  • Increased efficiency through rapid access to real-time data allowing for process monitoring to track and focus on Key Performance Indicators

Hyla Soft is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with our clients. By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements. Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive in the highly competitive Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing Industry.

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Oil & Gas

Blending and Transfer facilities are a vital component of an industrial infrastructure that is often overlooked by the manufacturing community. The lifeblood of any production economy, these facilities feed regional enterprises with bulk materials needed to support nearly all manufacturing and construction efforts. The basic business model of these plants generally adheres to a simplistic process:

  1. Receive mass quantities of finished or semi-finished goods by rail, barge, or truck.
  2. Transfer and warehouse these materials in large tank farms or warehouses.
  3. Mix materials in reaction tanks, mixers, and in-line blenders to meet custom specifications.
  4. Load materials into trucks for delivery to regional consumers.

Hyla Soft’s experience in Oil & Gas Blending and Transfer facilities has enabled us to construct a compact, repeatable solution that succinctly addresses the core issues confronted by such operations:

  • High cost of raw materials
  • Tight integration of Laboratory Information Management Systems into order processing
  • Complex lot interactions in tanks and transfer routes

Blending and Transfer orders require order operations to be performed in large quantities of bulk material and expensive additives or reagents. Mistakes leading scrapping in such an environment can prove disastrous to the balance sheets. Addressing this problem requires a focus on error-proofing and automation; and when these fail, a robust and flexible rework process must be in place to attempt recovery of potential losses.

Hyla Soft addresses these issues by automating the transfer of recipe information from ERP or LIMS systems to the batching or automation layer, allowing orders to be automatically dispatched with the correct quantities of raw materials already calculated and validated against inventory. If produced goods prove nonetheless out of specification, local high-level operators will be allowed to repeatedly run customized recipes in an attempt to correct the product.

Of course, to achieve the quality goals of a blend, and to ensure that defective goods are never received or shipped, the execution of each order must be tightly integrated with a plant’s LIMS software. Hyla Soft offers extensive experience integrating a variety of LIMS suites to enable the expeditious dispatching of automated sample requests and the immediate response to approved sample results. In this way, we can minimize wait time by operators and shippers while ensuring that a plant will never load-in defective goods at receiving, load-out out-of-spec products at shipping, or transfer bad blends to holding tanks where other material can be contaminated.

By focusing on these core concerns, Hyla Soft has improved efficiency and decreased waste at Oil & Gas Blending and Transfer facilities across the globe. Our solutions for this industry are light-weight and engineered to purpose, resulting in a reliable and cost-effective software suite that can be rapidly deployed at any Blending and Transfer plant.

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Energy & Utilities

Hyla Soft builds and delivers IT solutions that help facilitate the production and distribution of Energy and Utilities by streamlining companies’ production and distribution processes with automated systems.

By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements.

Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive in the challenging Energy and Utilities Industry.

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Pharmaceutical

With one of the most challenging and stringent regulatory environments of any industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing requires meticulous adherence to quality standards and process controls.

You need more than an IT solution. You need a partner with industry experience, one who understands the specific requirements of your business and can help you comply with the ever-changing FDA and international regulations while becoming more efficient. Hyla Soft can help.

From basic data collection and quality control systems to full blown 21 CFR Part 11 compliant MES systems with Electronic Batch Records, we have the industry experience and technological expertise to help you improve your business. Some key benefits of our services include:

  • Reduced cost and increased efficiency through the ability to create, approve, manage, execute, and review Batch Records electronically with fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant Electronic Batch Record (eBR) Systems
  • Improved quality and fewer deviations by reducing/eliminating inherent human errors such as calculation errors, illegible entries, incorrect dates, and missing signatures
  • Improved transparency and data tracking throughout the entire production process allowing for easier exposure of critical process information including batch-to-batch comparisons, real-time reporting, and genealogy information
  • Improved process safety and reliability with automated label and safety placard generation
  • Increased efficiency through rapid access to real-time data allowing for process monitoring and planning that can reduce the number of lost batches

Hyla Soft is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with our clients. By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements. Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive in the challenging Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry.

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Chemical

The Chemical industry makes up a large portion of the Process Manufacturing sector. On average, the Chemical industry generates 1 to 2 trillion U.S. dollars of revenue worldwide every year. Chemical materials are manufactured leveraging a combination of Continuous and Batch processes, in which raw materials are transformed into final products via the proper execution of a specific set of operations defined in a recipe. Chemicals have a wide range of applications in many industries, including Agriculture, Manufacturing, Construction, Service industries, and many others.

Over the years, Hyla Soft has gained a great amount and breadth of experience working with the chemical manufacturing process, having supported initiatives for some of the global leaders in the industry. Leading Chemical Manufacturing corporations utilize the most cutting-edge technology to meet strategic goals. For these major market players, a high level of automation is typically present, utilizing a combination of SCADA and PCS/DCS systems with full connectivity to the ERP as well. Smaller players typically understand the benefit of full connectivity as well, but they are looking for leaner solutions to achieve the right level of control over their manufacturing process, specific requirements and needs. Hyla Soft provides solutions for both big and smaller players in the Chemical Manufacturing industry with a wide range of products, solutions, and services and leveraging the most advanced automation, ERP, and 3rd party systems available.

Starting from planning and scheduling operations, Hyla Soft can help in estimating the coverage of finished products and related stock levels, weekly production plan scheduling, raw materials, and packaging purchase scheduling. This is achieved through the sedApta Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Software Suite and the support of experienced consultants capable of delivering supply chain solutions globally. The sedApta S&OP Suite can help in planning and scheduling the demand up to the batch level, collecting information from ERP systems, such as SAP, JD Edwards, and Microsoft Dynamics. The suite is a great tool to support scheduling engineers in finding the best execution sequence based on the actual constraint present on the shop floor. 

When the best execution sequence is identified, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), like Siemens SIMATIC IT, can take care of ensuring that it is successfully made available to the shop floor, communicating with the automation systems to download the needed information and allowing the operator to start execution. Hyla Soft is one of the leading SIMATIC IT system integrators in North America and beyond, capable of designing global templates for standardizing manufacturing operations across different regions and sites in a customer’s organization. 

With a unique set of skills and experience, an expert team, and the capability of combining supply chain optimization with plant floor execution and standardization, Hyla Soft is a front runner in bringing the best technology to leaders in the Chemical Industry. Our Chemical Manufacturing customers rely on us to bring innovation and real, tangible change and improvement to their organizations, and our world-class team of consultants and engineers is proven to deliver both without fail.

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Appliances

Few industries are more competitive than the Appliance Manufacturing Industry.  A large number of manufacturers fighting for market share within a crowded marketplace puts pressure on margins and necessitates solid business processes to lower costs and increase efficiency. 

Hyla Soft can help you gain a competitive advantage by working with you to understand the specific needs and points of pain within your existing processes and delivering software solutions to help you address your needs and exceed your goals.  Some of the results that our clients have seen in this industry include:

  • Reduced cost and increased efficiency through the implementation of MES systems that track and trace materials through the entire production process and allow reporting to identify and address inefficiencies
  • Increased quality by reducing/eliminating inherent human errors such as calculation errors and illegible entries
  • Increased efficiency through rapid access to real-time data allowing for process monitoring to track and focus on Key Performance Indicators

Hyla Soft is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with our clients.  By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements.  Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive in the highly competitive Appliance Manufacturing Industry.

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Government

Manufacturing for the government requires strict guidelines and regulations be followed. Manufacturers must constantly adapt to new federal guidelines and regulations.

How does a company guarantee compliance with these regulations?

Manufacturing Executing Systems (MES) provide solutions to problems ranging from compliance with FDA regulations to managing electronic signatures.

MES allows manufactures to comply with government regulations by enforcing regulations and maintaining digital records.

MES is commonly used on military projects to improve their manufacturing processes. These projects require certified ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) personnel. Hyla Soft is an ITAR certified company. Hyla Soft is also a registered CCR contractor with the United States Government.

We have years of experience implementing MES and other systems for clients in demanding industries including several that involve strict government regulations and delivering dramatic results including:

  • Increased flexibility and adaptability through electronic management of regulations via user controls, process instructions, and operating text
  • Increased security with ITAR compliant document and information management solutions
  • Improved quality and fewer deviations by reducing/eliminating inherent human errors such as calculation errors, illegible entries, incorrect dates, and missing signatures
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant electronic signature capture and retention
  • Improved transparency and data tracking throughout the entire production process allowing for easier exposure of critical process information and tracking of key performance indicators

Hyla Soft is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with our clients. By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements.

Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive by increasing your ability to quickly adapt and stay in compliance with government manufacturing regulations.

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Medical Devices

Combining the challenges of traditional discrete manufacturing with a high level of regulatory control via FDA and international scrutiny, medical device manufacturing presents a unique set of challenges.

You need more than just an IT system. You need an experienced partner with industry experience who understands your business challenges and can help drive solutions, a partner who can help you comply with the ever-changing FDA and international regulations while becoming more efficient. Hyla Soft can help.

From Product Lifecycle Management systems to streamline and manage your engineering data to full-blown 21 CFR Part 11-compliant Manufacturing Execution systems enabling Electronic Device History Records, we have the industry experience and technological expertise to help you improve your business.

Some key benefits of our services include:

  • Reduced cost and increased efficiency through the ability to create, approve, manage, execute, and review Device History Records electronically with fully 21 CFR Part 11-compliant eDHR Systems
  • Improved quality and fewer deviations by reducing/eliminating inherent human errors such as calculation errors, illegible entries, incorrect dates, and missing signatures
  • Improved visibility and communication through direct linking of engineers and engineering data to shop floor operators
  • Increased efficiency through rapid access to real-time data allowing for process monitoring and planning that can reduce the number of lost batches

Hyla Soft is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with our clients. By working together, we can identify the most effective ways to apply our technology solutions and industry know-how to your specific requirements. Let us put our experience to work to help your business succeed and thrive in the challenging Medical Device Manufacturing industry.

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Fashion & Luxury

To succeed amid the dramatically shifting tides of the global market, few industries require companies to stay as nimble and on their toes as the Fashion & Luxury manufacturing business. First, there is the fast-moving nature of fashion, which requires companies to jump on trends right away. To add to these challenges, apparel consumers not only want to see a level of freshness in their products, but also in the entire shopping experience. Finally, the Fashion & Luxury sector is rapidly expanding and hosts some of the world’s most rapidly growing companies.

These challenges, however, also present great opportunities for manufacturers aiming to gain a competitive edge. What can companies do today to be amongst tomorrow's winners? The Luxury & Fashion industry faces the challenge of significantly improving customer service level while at the same time optimizing processes along their entire supply chain to keep efficiency high and costs low at every level.

Hyla Soft understands that managing the complexity of the Fashion & Luxury value chain – suppliers, design studios, contractors, laboratories, distant customers, complex logistical facilities and seasonal trends – requires efficient, flexible and scalable technology solutions. With a team of leading experts and global capabilities in terms of both deployment and support, Hyla Soft’s proven Fashion & Luxury solution covers Demand Management, Logistic/Distribution channels and Production Management.

Based on each of our customer’s specific needs and requirements, our Fashion & Luxury solution offering covers:

  • Demand Management – utilizes sophisticated mathematical algorithms able to aggregate sales force and marketing input with historical sales data to produce an accurate consensus demand forecast
  • Inventory Planning – based on the sales forecast, service level, current stock levels, inventory costs and existing customer orders, produces the stock replenishment plan for the different nodes in the logistics network
  • Resource and Supply Planning – validates the demand forecast against the actual capacity of the resources in the logistics network, matching different physical, logistical, financial and production constraints
  • Web Supply Engine – manages the communication with external contractors and suppliers, providing a unified environment for work plan collaboration, debating and document management
  • Factory Scheduling – manages the overall scheduling of plant-level resources and capacities, considering order priorities, production lead times, setup times and other plant-specific constraints to fulfill delivery deadlines and service level
  • Order Promising – provides a single picture of supply and demand to make reliable, real-time delivery commitments to the end customers, considering warehouse availability and the master production plan
  • Shop Floor Monitor – automatically collects data and events from production machines to calculate KPIs such as OEE, MTBF and MTTR, which can be visualized in operators’ dashboards and high-level reports
  • And much more…

Contact our experts and learn how partnering with us can help transform and optimize your Fashion & Luxury supply chain management processes from the executive level all the way to your shop floor.

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