Synchrono and Orbital ATK Named to SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2017

Synchrono, a leader in modern demand-driven manufacturing software, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Synchrono and Orbital ATK, Aerospace Structures Division (ASD) as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2017.

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

Orbital ATK, a long-time client of Synchrono, initiated a new Lean manufacturing project within the company’s Aerospace Structures Division (ASD) with the goal of right-sizing inventory levels within the factory and reducing costs associated with material waste. SyncKanban, an automated inventory replenishment and supply chain collaboration software system from Synchrono, proved to be the right solution. “The transformation was quick and SyncKanban will pay for itself many times over”, noted Paul Hardy, Solutions Architect at Orbital ATK. “Within just three months, ASD inventory levels were optimized, scrap was reduced and this factory now has a single system of record for managing inventory replenishment.” Based on these results, Orbital ATK is expanding SyncKanban across their manufacturing facilities.

More details on the ASD project and results are available in the case study, Orbital ATK Proves Merits of eKanban, available at

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About Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier.

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About Synchrono

Synchrono® LLC enables the demand-driven visual factory of the future; synchronizing people, processes, machines, materials and data to drive production flow from order inception to delivery. The award winning Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform includes a production planning, scheduling and execution system; ekanban inventory replenishment and supply chain collaboration software; a data collection, historian and automated workflow engine; alert management and monitoring software; and a real-time visual factory information system. The Platform components may be implemented independently or collectively to enable the Internet of Things and an unprecedented foundation for communication, collaboration and continuous improvement. Synchrono helps clients manage constraints, improve flow and drive on-time delivery to maintain a competitive edge.

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