Communicating and Visualizing Operations Metrics in the Factory of the Future Emphasizes Synchrono

Sarah Balough, Synchrono Senior Consultant and Product Manager, recently discussed how real-time monitoring of actionable, demand-driven manufacturing metrics can immediately lead to improved predictability, performance, and profit. Balough presented the timely podcast addressing how manufacturers can easily visualize and communicate metrics across their enterprise.

The factory of the future is demand-driven with three main characteristics: customer-centric with a focus on flow, synchronization of all activities in support of flow, and information is visualized for everyone, from the shop floor up to shop management.

Balough noted, “For all of your actionable metrics in the facility, it is important to be able to visualize them in real-time so that you can quickly make adjustments in support of greater predictability and profitability.” A visual factory information system, provides real-time connections to any data source – machines, business systems, etc. – for quick access and analysis of aggregated data. In this way, manufacturers get the full story of what may be impacting measurable results and insight into what to change.  The podcast provides a demonstration of how visualizations of metrics can be created using SyncView, a visual factory information system. SyncView provides intuitive drag-and-drop tools and natural language queries that makes it easy for anyone to create their own highly visual dashboard displays.

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About Synchrono

Synchrono ( 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. 

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