Synchrono Announces 2018 Top Ten Trends in Demand-Driven Manufacturing

Synchrono, a leader in modern demand-driven manufacturing software, released its 2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. The list is based on interactions with hundreds of manufacturers and industry experts – addressing challenges, supporting innovation, and introducing technologies associated with manufacturing digitization, visibility and synchronization.

Demand-Driven Manufacturing is a method of manufacturing primarily used by discrete, custom manufacturers, where production is based on actual demand (orders or consumption) rather than a forecast. This is enabled through a synchronized, closed-loop process between customer orders, production scheduling and manufacturing execution – all while simultaneously coordinating the flow of materials and resources across the supply chain. The key components of Demand-Driven Manufacturing are synchronization and flow.

Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers are today’s truly Lean thinkers. While they are continuously improving, they are also innovating. Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers realize that this combination not only gives them an advantage in the marketplace, but it drives their efforts to work smarter, more profitably and exceed customer expectations. Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers embrace technology, but with a different lens. The 2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing report provides additional insight into why these concepts are gaining traction and how they will be implemented.

2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing:

  1. Transformation through Layered Technology
  2. Manufacturing System of Record
  3. The Digitized, Connected Shop Floor
  4. Enterprise Synchronization Technologies
  5. Strategic S&OP and Business Process Planning
  6. Outsourcing
  7. Machine Learning
  8. Digital, Demand-Driven Supply Chain
  9. Robotic and Human Interaction
  10. Supply Chain Responsiveness

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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. 

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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