Hyla Soft’s Software Development and Manufacturing Operations
teams have been supporting an enterprise-level technology standardization effort for Siemens SIMATIC IT MES at all of a major global Automotive manufacturer's North American stamping plants.
The customer already had the SIMATIC IT MES (Manufacturing Execution System) solution running in all of their European plants before Hyla Soft started working with them in North America. In 2014, the customer and Siemens signed an agreement for developing and supporting the implementation of SIMATIC IT in all of the customer’s sites in the U.S.A., Mexico, and Canada as well. Hyla Soft is a long-standing solution partner and system integrator for Siemens, and Hyla Soft resources were chosen by Siemens to lead this project. We were chosen for our product knowledge and industry expertise with the application in scope. In fact, Hyla Soft has a practice devoted solely to the MES/MOM space, and over the years, we have built a world-class team with some of the leading SIMATIC IT product and application experts in the world.
Siemens SIMATIC IT was chosen as the best Manufacturing Execution System for the customer not merely for the purpose of global
standardization of production processes and systems. It was also chosen
because it is one of the most well-developed, reliable, used and proven MES
products available on the market today.
Why do companies need an MES? To meet demand and secure profitability in increasingly dynamic and competitive markets, manufacturers need agile supply chains, synchronized production operations and real-time plant visibility. These drivers ask for an integrated IT infrastructure that controls all manufacturing elements, materials, equipment, personnel, specifications and procedures and integrates with business and operation systems. SIMATIC IT is the product designed by Siemenswhich provides exactly these capabilities. In addition to bridging the gap between business systems (ex. ERP) and control systems, it handles production management and execution, coordinates the systems within factories, standardizes production across the entire enterprise and keeps manufacturing processes aligned with supply chain activities.
Hyla Soft has more than twenty years of experience implementing
MES projects based on SIMATIC IT MES Suite, both in process and discrete
manufacturing. This extensive experience implementing manufacturing IT
solutions for very large customers around the world makes Hyla Soft consultants
not only the most skilled SIMATIC IT consultants available, but also true
subject matter experts. As Siemens’ preferred integration partner, Hyla Soft
always implements projects following Siemens best practices and leveraging the
existing technology and products.