Aligning Metrics to Strategy Highlighted by Synchrono

Recent posts on the Demand-Driven Matters blog review manufacturing metrics and provide advice on helping manufacturers focus on measurements they can take action on to improve production performance. The current post, Aligning Metrics to Strategy reviews how metrics drive behavior and how both (metrics and behavior) needs to be in alignment with strategy. According to Mark Davidson of LNS Research, “Largely due to the misalignment of goals and objectives, a considerable number of organizations struggle to realize the full business value that manufacturing can generate.”

In today’s organizations, there are many, competing strategies and objectives.  Look at any strategic plan, and there are many initiatives that cover the gambit of popular business systems, such as CRM, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, ERP implementations, Supply Chain implementations, Human Resources employee engagement programs, Safety Programs, etc. There’s no shortage of cost savings and performance enhancing methods to transform organizations. Yet, without a good way to measure them, they will meet a great deal of resistance.

Manufacturers are encouraged to ask themselves: How many new measurements and objectives do we have – and are they all in alignment and driving the desired behavior? The truth is, the pressure for too many measurements creates dysfunction within the organization.  And, often when you have too many metrics, at some point they may even work against each other. The result is a contentious and noisy organization that struggles to make any sustainable improvement. 

Synchrono works with manufacturers to apply demand-driven methods that align all aspects of their operations in order to drive the optimal rate of production flow. This strategy is backed by a focused set of operational metrics manufacturers can measure and take action on for continuous performance improvement. The company’s white paper, Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action reviews the strategies driving these metrics.

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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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