Hyla Soft is working on a Simulation initiative with a new customer in the nautical manufacturing industry. The client is an American shipbuilding firm with its production based out of Wisconsin. Since its founding, the customer is an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial vessels. Recently, the corporation has also taken on a new agreement to help produce combat ships for the U.S. Government.
Currently, it takes approximately two years to launch a hull. To continuously improve their process and maintain high competitiveness over the competition, the customer has brought in Hyla Soft to begin the implementation of Siemens Tecnomatix Plant Simulation across their shipyard. The customer bases their entire manufacturing and construction dates for each hull by their launch date, so they want to leverage Simulation to see how known delays will affect their system downstream.
Hyla Soft has spent a little over two months collecting data and information on a specific building in the customer’s shipyard to model in Siemens Tecnomatix Plant Simulation. This model will allow the customer to see the capabilities of Simulation and create further projects to help analyze their process. Along with the model, Hyla Soft will provide a final report detailing the entire project, a final presentation showing the final model, and training for use of the new software system once the project is complete.
The goal is to see if the customer can reach the scheduled launch dates, and if not, how to improve their process so they can meet these dates. Once the customer is comfortable with their production planning, they will look to dive deep into their construction process and starting modeling very specific details throughout the build to help continuously improve their process to maintain that competitiveness.