St. Paul, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/24/2017 -- 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 compliance and traceability as Top Trend in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. For manufacturers under regulatory restrictions and/or specific customer requirements, tracking, auditing, and demonstrating compliance has become a growing concern. New mandates for the beverage industry has wine and beer manufacturers looking for added layers of traceability.
Manufacturers of consumable products need to trace product lots to minuscule levels while government contractors must demonstrate that only operators with specific skill, or clearance levels, performed specific tasks. While these activities require the ability to track and trace, they also need to conform to associated standardization and governing bodies including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, which includes the Food and Drug Administration), the International Society of Automation (ISA) and CE Mark certification.
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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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