Synchrono Evaluates Distinctions of Solutions Versus Systems Among Demand Driven Discrete Manufacturers

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.

Synchrono sees solutions vs. systems as 2017 Top Trend in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. As more technology options become available, more manufacturers seem to be wrestling between the value of investing in best of breed solutions that meet specific functional requirements versus large, multi-functional systems (think ERP, manufacturing execution system or MES, etc.).

In meeting with several manufacturers “looking for MES systems,” they all indicated different challenges leading them in that direction: End-to-end visibility; traceability; adaptive production planning and scheduling; inventory down-sizing (right-sizing); and real-time machine status. In addition, a technology manager at a winery needed better quality, traceability and execution tools to support new compliance regulations in the wine and beer industries. And an electronics manufacturer with several contract manufacturers around the globe was in desperate need of better visibility across the supply chain. Addressing these individual issues doesn’t require an entirely new MES; just certain capabilities within a typical MES.

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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.   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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