Synchrono Impacts Industrial Engineers with Demand Driven Visibility

Synchrono, a leader in Demand-Driven Manufacturing synchronizing technology, was the chosen solution for Wenger Manufacturing, an engineer-to-order manufacturer headquartered in Sabetha, Kansas. Wenger specializes in commercial extrusion systems, including industrial dryers, toasting ovens and mixers for the grain and food processing industries. Wenger adopted the Synchrono demand-driven manufacturing method and synchronization technology to reduce cycle time and increase production capacity to meet growing customer demand. The resulting case study was described in the August issue of ISE magazine, titled, “Production Automation Gets IEs off the Shop Floor.”

The goal of Wenger’s industrial engineering team was to gain greater control; and balance the often-changing dynamics of their ETO environment to ensure rapid, predictable customer deliveries. To achieve this, Wenger implemented Synchrono SyncManufacturing planning, scheduling and execution software which also easily integrated with the company’s ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

Wenger found that SyncManufacturing software, now in effect for four years, included a patented scheduling algorithm that automatically establishes the optimal production rate based on the capacity of the constraints in the environment – and releases work into production accordingly, enabling end-to-end production flow. The results were impressive:

  • On-time delivery increased from 40% to over 95%
  • WIP reduction of 15% in first few months
  • Reduced stock outs of stocked parts by 25%

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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. Synchrono’s prestigious customer roster includes accounts such as Orbital ATK, Cooper-Standard, Club Car, Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson company), and Sealed Air.

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