Synchrono Releases 2017 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

Synchrono, a leader in modern demand-driven manufacturing software, released its 2017 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. The list is based on interactions with hundreds of manufacturers and industry experts addressing challenges, innovation and technologies associated with manufacturing digitization, visibility and synchronization.

Demand-Driven Manufacturing is a method of manufacturing primarily used in discrete engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO, build-to-order (BTO) and make-to-stock (MTS) manufacturing environments where production is based on actual demand (orders or consumption) rather than a forecast.  Demand-Driven Manufacturing combines the best of Lean Manufacturing, Constraints Management and Six Sigma principles to synchronize activities, improve production flow, and eliminate waste. 

Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers take these principles to new levels. In continuously improving their operations, they create more opportunities for innovation. As such, Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are concepts that Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers embrace. The Top Ten list provides additional insight into why these concepts are gaining traction and how they will be implemented.

2017 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing:

  1. Digitizing the Shop Floor
  2. Supply Chain Collaboration and Visibility
  3. Multi-plant, Enterprise-wide Visibility
  4. Smart Data, Smart Decisions – Managing Big and Not So Big Data
  5. Automating Manual Processes
  6. Real-time Communication
  7. Compliance and Traceability
  8. Actionable Metrics
  9. Solutions vs. Systems
  10. Cloud Technology; SaaS Delivery

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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.   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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