John Maher, Synchrono VP of Product Strategy recently discussed how continuous improvement is one of the key elements that drives manufacturing production flow on a new episode of the Demand-Driven Matters podcast. Listeners learn best practices for approaching and focusing manufacturers’ continuous improvement efforts.
Continuous Improvement is the third installment in the series, The 5 Key Elements to Drive Flow in which Maher reveals that the best people to address continuous improvement are those closest to the work; these people have the best insight into how to improve. The Continuous Improvement facilitators run the CI event and educate others on the tools needed for improvement.
In previous episodes in the series, Maher addressed: controlling the release (Pull) of work into production and synchronizing activities across the organization to drive flow. Upcoming episodes will address synchronizing the extended supply chain and aligning metrics.
Maher has more than 20 years’ experience working in manufacturing with expertise in ERP, MRP, APS, MES, supply chain, manufacturing planning and scheduling systems, and constraints management.
To listen to the complete podcast recording, go to: http://bit.ly/2dYHyZB
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.
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