Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Benefits Make to Stock Environments

Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing benefits make-to-stock (MTS) environments. The challenge in MTS environments is replenishment lead time. The lead time provided by the customer is less than the lead time needed to complete the finished good. Given this, MTS demand-driven manufacturers use a forecast to establish a stock buffer. Production execution, however, is based on actual demand. The stock buffer provides just-in-time materials to complete the order, ensuring there are no delays in responding to the demand signal.

MTS manufacturers apply Lean/Demand-Driven strategies to make the stock buffer as small as possible. This reduces carrying costs and the potential for waste. eKanban software is a great way to not only reduce lead times, but inventory costs.

Lower lead times are one of the primary benefits manufacturers implementing components of the Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform experience. Dynisco, an instrumentation manufacturer, reduced lead times from twelve to two weeks. Rex Materials Group reduced lead times from three-four weeks to less than five days in some cases.

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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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