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GIW Industries, a KSB subsidiary in the U.S., implemented Synchrono® SyncManufacturing, demand-driven production planning, scheduling and execution software in their facility. GIW’s main demand was based on manufacturing slurry pumps for dredging work. Prior to implementation of Syncrhono software, on-time performance was 45%, cycle times were 18 to 20 weeks, and inventory turns were 4.5.  Today GIW uses Synchrono SyncManufacturing software to optimize product flow and assist in controlling cycle times and delivery performance. The system integrates pattern information, flask, combination equipment, engineering revisions and capacity to produce a schedule that is predictable and reliable.

Strong results from Synchrono created additional business opportunities for GIW.  With the use of SyncManufacturing software, their delivery predictability improved dramatically and cycle times shrunk. The increased customer satisfaction led to additional demand and the ability to utilize capacity to pursue other market opportunities. One of the markets that exhibited significant potential was making pumps for the oil sands in Canada. With the ability to service their existing customers to a high level of satisfaction, the sales team aggressively focused on the oil sands market.  SyncManufacturing software was used to analyze the impact of this new market pursuit, which required products that would shift the constraints within the factory. Based on the software’s capacity analysis, GIW concluded that very limited resources would need to be added to support the potential growth. As a result, GIW doubled revenue within 2.5 years. This growth would not have been possible without the predictability and visibility that SyncManufacturing software provided. 

About Synchrono

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.

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.

Synchrono delivers a competitive edge. Follow the Demand-Driven Matters blog at www.synchrono.com/blog and follow Synchrono on Twitter at @Synchrono_News.

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