John Maher, Vice President of Product Strategy at Synchrono® and manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, recently discussed the impact of real world results when demand-driven production planning and scheduling is synchronized. The article was published in Automation.com magazine.
Demand-driven manufacturers succeed when they use technology to synchronize their people, processes, machines, materials and data. Among other things, they manage constraints and gain capacity along with the ability to solve customers’ most pressing business issues. It is the convergence of demand-driven manufacturing methods and technology that is defining the factory of the future.
With clear objectives monitored by KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), everyone from managers to shop floor personnel are empowered with information to improve performance, at any level – the individual, work cell, plant or enterprise.. After gaining real-time visibility into what is actually happening out on the floor and the extended supply chain, the known real world metrics lead to improving actionable behavior. In many cases compensation also becomes tied to these objectives.
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Synchrono (www.synchrono.com) demand-driven manufacturing software synchronizes complex manufacturing environments in real-time, to drive business results.
For almost twenty years, Synchrono systems have helped discrete manufacturers, engineer-to-order manufacturers, and others manage constraints, improve flow and drive on-time production.
When integrated under the Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform, lean and demand-driven initiatives achieve new levels of excellence, transforming businesses by synchronizing people, processes, machines, materials, and data to drive production flow from order inception to delivery.
The award winning Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform offers five system components, including a planning, scheduling, and production management system and ekanban software for real-time inventory replenishment and supply chain collaboration. The Synchrono Platform has a unique a data collection, historian, and automated workflow engine along with an application that generates automatic alerts, escalation and action plans to minimize disruptions. Perhaps most importantly, this technology platform also includes a real-time visual factory information system. Everyone at every level of a manufacturing organization has access to one version of the truth with a dynamic view of what is happening at every stage of the manufacturing process; from order inception through production and delivery.
Synchrono systems allow for the simultaneous exchange of data across systems and resources, the ability to respond to constraints and changes in demand as they occur, and to predict, pre-empt, and prioritize issues. The Platform components may be implemented independently or collectively to enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), providing an unprecedented foundation for communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
Synchrono delivers a competitive edge. Follow the Demand-Driven Matters blog at www.synchrono.com/blog and follow Synchrono on Twitter at @Synchrono_News.
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