MES for North American Stamping Plants


Written by Andrea Sagripanti on 8/7/2017

About the Customer

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. 

About the Project

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.

For this initiative, Hyla Soft’s team provided the following services to the customer:

  • System Integration
  • System Design & Implementation
  • Software Development
  • Software Validation
  • Software Training
  • Maintenance & Support

About the Solution

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.

Benefits of SIMATIC IT MES: 

  • Electronic tracking of material for inventory purposes
  • Ability to access the system remotely from anywhere through your laptop
  • More accurate tracking of downtime events
  • User accountability for all functions within the system (tracked by user ID)
  • Electronic traceability for quality defects
  • Flexible report generation creates the ability to add customized reporting to meet specific plant needs

Why Hyla Soft?

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.

To learn more about the features and capabilities of Siemens SIMATIC IT MES Suite, click here.

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