To ensure Big Data/IIoT projects improve operational performance, Synchrono recently suggested that team leaders and company executives have a clear vision of purpose for the initiative. Synchrono detailed three ways to put Big Data to work in the manufacturing factory.
- Predictive analytics. The most common benefit espoused by Big Data enthusiasts is gaining insight into what might happen so industry leaders can prepare. Predictive maintenance is probably one of the best-known applications of predictive analytics and Big Data.
- Continuous improvement. Continuous improvement is the cornerstone of any Lean initiative and has become a best-practice throughout the industry, even in those organizations that do not consider themselves Lean. Big Data gives data needed to measure what matters and the ability to work with real data as opposed to someone’s best guess about what’s happening on the factory floor.
- Real-time responsiveness. Most manufacturing operations can be considered something like “controlled chaos.” Scheduling to known constraints is a piece of cake compared to optimizing flow when the unexpected happens. Demand-driven manufacturing can take signals from the shop floor to automatically synchronize production based on what is actually happening in the operations.
Synchrono recommends industry leaders have a clear idea of what is to be accomplished so a return on investment is realized.
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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.
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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