Logistics Business recently featured a Synchrono whitepaper sharing the leader in modern demand-driven manufacturing software and synchronization technology, titled “Going eKanban.” Based on years of working with manufacturers to introduce Lean, or pull-based inventory replenishment methods and grounded in Lean manufacturing and Just-in-Time (JIT) principles, Kanban is a pull-based inventory replenishment process.
The Kanban process allows manufacturers to respond quickly to changes in demand while maintaining minimal, on hand inventories. The result is substantial savings in inventory storage and costs associated with material waste.
A Kanban contains information on the part or component tracked in inventory and the point at which to reorder. The Kanban may be physical – a card, labeled container, or parts bin – where consumption and reorder points are manually monitored. Or, the Kanban may be electronic. Manufacturers using an electronic Kanban, or eKanban system, scan parts or components as they are received into inventory and again, as they are consumed. eKanban software aligns inventory levels with real-time consumption, sending demand signals to suppliers to replenish parts as needed. These signals are tracked through the replenishment cycle, bringing visibility to both the manufacturer and its supplier.
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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.
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’s prestigious customer roster includes accounts such as Orbital ATK, Cooper-Standard, Club Car, Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson company), and Sealed Air.
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