Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Software Platform

The Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform enables the visual factory of the future; synchronizing people, processes, machines, materials and data to drive production flow from order inception to delivery. The award winning Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform includes all of the company’s software products: a production planning, scheduling and execution system; ekanban inventory replenishment and supply chain collaboration software; a data collection, historian and automated workflow engine; alert management and monitoring software; and a real-time visual factory information system. The Platform components may be implemented independently or collectively to enable the Internet of Things and an unprecedented foundation for communication, collaboration and continuous improvement. Explore the Platform resources to learn how we help clients manage constraints, improve flow and drive on-time delivery to maintain a competitive edge.

 

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White Papers

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White Paper: How Technology Will Connect Your Enterprise and Create the Demand-Driven Factory of the Future – Today

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the Factory of the Future all point toward a digitally connected environment where manufacturing is based on actual customer demand. How Technology Will Connect Your Enterprise and Create the Demand-Driven Factory of the Future – Today reviews these strategies – along with how and why manufacturers are enabling them today.

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White Paper: Why Become More Demand-Driven? Responding to Customer Needs

When the focus of every business is on revenue growth and meeting specific customer requirements, the need to become demand-driven speaks for itself.  This paper will help you outline your business case more efficiently with evidence from similar manufacturing environments that successfully transitioned.

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White Paper: Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action

Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action addresses the key elements of demand, or pull-based manufacturing: Managing constraints and synchronizing activities to improve production flow and, ultimately, throughput. In doing so, this white paper lays the foundation for the Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics for Action Guide– a resource that outlines the operational metrics that you can take action on to improve your operations and supply chain performance.

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Guide: Operations Metrics for Action

The Operations Metrics for Action Guide serves as a companion to the Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action white paper and identifies metrics that offer insight into areas that drive action. For example, actions that can improve production flow; help manufacturers identify and manage constraints (or bottlenecks) in the system; direct continuous improvement efforts and more. Through the Operations Metrics for Action Guide, manufacturing operations and supply chain professionals will gain real clarity around the elements that drive organizational excellence and enhance demand-driven results. The Operations Metrics for Action are organized according to functional areas: Operations, Supplier, Sales/Customer Service, and Quality.  The Guide provides a definition for each metric along with how the metric is measured and suggested actions for improvement.

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White Paper: The Demand-Driven Supply Chain

As manufacturing technology evolves, more options become available for managing the increasing complexity of today’s supply chains. This paper provides guidance for evaluating your supply chain processes and how you compare to others on the technology spectrum. Learn why and how more demand-driven manufacturers are establishing a supply chain planning system of record to synchronize activities throughout their supply chain to improve production flow. Real-world examples are provided on how manufacturers are applying technologies to better optimize and visualize their supply chains.

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Thought Leadership Articles

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Thought Leadership: What is Demand-Driven Manufacturing?

Demand-Driven Manufacturing combines the best of Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma principles. Find out why more and more manufacturers are turning to the proven methods of Demand-Driven Manufacturing to synchronize their operations, improve flow and gain a competitive edge. Download this resource brief on Demand-Driven Manufacturing to learn more.

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Thought Leadership: Demand-Driven Manufacturing Can Help You Cost-Justify Your Next IIoT Project

While the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects data assets, manufacturers need to think about how they are going to curate this data and transform it into actionable – and quantifiable – results. This paper offers the method of Demand-Driven Manufacturing as the link to IIoT value creation across the organization. Cost-justification examples touch on preventative maintenance, just-in-time material replenishment, quality assurance and increased throughput created by synchronizing planning, scheduling and production execution data.

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Thought Leadership: Three Key Strategies of Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

Today’s manufacturers are meeting complex market demands while maintaining desired levels of customer satisfaction, supplier performance and production throughput by applying Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing strategies that enable a more connected environment and serve as the catalyst for progressive concepts, including:

  • The Industrial Internet of Things
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Synchronized Planning, Scheduling and Execution
  • End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility

Download this paper for an overview of the three key strategies of Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing.

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Manufacturing technology trends

Thought Leadership: 2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

With all signals pointing toward a good year, manufacturers have a decision to make. They can enjoy the strong economy while it lasts or look to the future and invest in technologies that will help them build a stronger organization that can prosper through economic shifts.

Last year, the common thread throughout our Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing list was digitization, synchronization and visualization. This year’s trends revolve around the maturity – and execution – of these concepts.

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Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand Driven Manufacturing

Report: 2017 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

The 2017 Top Ten Trends for Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing is based on interactions with hundreds of manufacturers and industry experts – addressing challenges, supporting innovation and introducing technologies. The constant, key themes that rise to the top are digitization, synchronization and visibility.

The 2017 Top Ten Trends report provides descriptions and real-world examples of each trend. Download the report here:

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Customer Case Studies

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Customer Case Study: Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK, Aerospace Structures Division (ASD), is a leading supplier of composite structures for the aerospace and defense industries. With a strong foothold in commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicle programs, the company was looking to equip a new facility with demand-driven, factory of the future technology to support its growing commercial aircraft business.

Read the case study to learn how the Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform helped Orbital ATK create an award-winning transformation.

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Videos

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Video: Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Software Platform

3 strategies for modern demand driven manufacturing

Video: The 3 Key Strategies Driving Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

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Video: Visualizing Metrics in the Factory of the Future

Product Information

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Brochure: Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform

The Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform is a collection of systems that enables the real-time visual factory of the future. We’ve combined the power of demand-driven manufacturing planning and scheduling with operations capabilities and more to provide everyone at every level of your organization with a dynamic view of what’s happening at every stage of your manufacturing process; from order inception through production and delivery.

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FAQs

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FAQs: Demand-Driven Manufacturing

What is Demand-Driven Manufacturing and in what environments does it work best? Why are constraints important and what are the KPIs that matter?

Get the answers to these questions and more by downloading our FAQs.

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FAQs: Synchrono® Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform

The Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform enables the real-time factory of the future. But how? What’s included? Does it integrate with my existing systems?

Get the answers to these questions and more by downloading our FAQs.

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Demand-Driven Matters Podcast Episodes

Podcast: What is Demand-Driven Manufacturing?

Experts define Demand-Driven Manufacturing and discuss how Demand-Driven Manufacturing enables the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0.

Podcast: Part 1 of the 5 Key Elements that Drive Flow – Controlling the Release

This is the first in a series of podcast episodes that focus on The 5 Key Elements that Drive Flow for Demand-Driven Manufacturing environments. This episode focuses on the first element, Controlling the Release (Pull). Experts explain that by gating work into the system, you can maintain a constant level of flow.

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Podcast: Part 2 of the 5 Key Elements that Drive Flow – Synchronize Activities

This is the second in our series addressing the five key elements that drive production flow in Demand-Driven Manufacturing environments. Experts discuss the impact of synchronization – aligning people, materials, machines, method and data – and more.

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Podcast: Part 3 of the 5 Key Elements that Drive Flow – Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement is the focus in this episode; the third installment in the series, the 5 Key Elements to Drive Flow in Demand-Driven Manufacturing. Gain insight into best practices for approaching and focusing your continuous improvement efforts.

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Podcast: Part 4 of the 5 Key Elements that Drive Flow – Extend to the Supply Chain

This episode of Demand-Driven Matters is the fourth in the series focusing on the 5 key elements that drive demand-driven manufacturing production flow. In this episode, the focus is on how to engage and synchronize the external supply chain through proactive communication, consumption-based replenishment and more.

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Podcast: Part 5 of the 5 Key Elements that Drive Flow – Part 5: Align Metrics

This, the final installment in the series, 5 Key Elements to Drive Flow, focuses on metrics. Experts discuss suggested metrics to focus on to improve and maintain an optimal rate of production flow.