Actionable Metrics Is a Synchrono 2017 Top Trend in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing


St. Paul, MN -- (SBWire) -- 01/23/2017 --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 actionable metrics as 2017 Top Trend in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. Manufacturers are diligent about measuring metrics. So much so that often they are measuring everything and anything – and many times producing contradictory results.

More Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers are turning their focus toward actionable metrics grounded in Lean, constraints management and Six Sigma principles. Actionable metrics are operational indicators; select metrics that can be acted on to improve production flow and ultimately, throughput.

The goal of an actionable set of metrics is to provide real clarity around the elements that drive organizational excellence and enhance demand-driven results. There is a white paper and guide on Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics for Action that provides additional information and examples.

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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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