St. Paul, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/13/2016 -- Lean manufacturing and continuous process improvement is an intentional, ongoing practice of eliminating waste and improving services and procedures to increase production flow, customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and profit. According to Synchrono, since systematic processes like Lean and continuous improvement are quantified through ongoing, measurable gains, monitoring actionable metrics is key. Actionable metrics are measurements that manufacturers can quickly take action on to improve results.
Like building muscle memory, identifying and being aware of waste is a process that becomes a cultural norm. As part of this process, Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement teams create vision statements and turn them into specific, actionable measures with strategies for achieving desired results. Examples of reporting and trending tools for achieving such - along with a set of recommended actionable metrics for manufacturers to monitor to drive improvement - are profiled in a new Demand-Driven Matters blog post.
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Synchrono (http://www.synchrono.com) 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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