St. Paul, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2017 -- 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 highlights Cloud technologies and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models as 2017 Top Trend in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. Gartner research suggests that while wide adoption of Cloud computing in manufacturing operations may be 5-10 years out, expectations are huge as digitization, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing and the Internet of Things rapidly unfolds, providing unique opportunities for differentiation and innovation. Another Gartner report suggests that adoption of Cloud-enabled manufacturing execution systems (MES) will grow by nearly 20% in 2018.
Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers are already looking to the Cloud to extend, or add value to existing legacy system investments. Rather than ripping and replacing large systems, these manufacturers are augmenting them with highly flexible, scalable and interoperable Cloud-enabled solutions that can be configured to work exactly how they need them to - without large customization fees. For many, these hybrid Cloud environments are becoming a popular way to validate the value proposition of Cloud computing while SaaS subscriptions offer greater flexibility, scalability at a manageable monthly rate.
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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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