Smart Data for Smart Decisions Makes the Synchrono List of 2017 Top Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing
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 includes Smart Data, Smart Decisions – Managing Big and Not So Big Data, as a 2017 Top Trend in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing. The trend is based on the fact that as manufacturers become more digitized, they are collecting vast amounts of data. The challenge rests in the ability to quickly access the right data when needed to make instant, informed decisions. Synchrono cites one client with over 200 disparate databases and another with multiple data warehouses. Both say these sources are ineffective because they can’t access the right data when they need it. Gartner research supports this, reporting that on average, 70% of factory data goes unused. In managing big and not so big data, digitization is one thing; accessibility is another.
Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers require easy to use tools developed for manufacturing. Tools that empower everyone in the organization to conduct analyses and create reports and dashboards with data aggregated from multiple sources.
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Synchrono (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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