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.
June 14, 2017
Demand-Driven Manufacturing is a method of manufacturing primarily used by discrete, custom manufacturers, where production is based on actual demand (orders or consumption) rather than a forecast.
This is enabled through a synchronized, closed loop process between customer orders, production scheduling, and manufacturing execution - all while simultaneously coordinating the flow of materials and resources across the supply chain.
The key components of Demand-Driven Manufacturing are synchronization and flow.
Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers are today’s truly Lean thinkers. While they are continuously improving, they are also innovating.
Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers realize that this combination not only gives them an advantage in the marketplace, but it drives their efforts to work smarter, more profitably and exceed expectations.
Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers embrace technology, but with a different lens. Solutions, not just systems, drive progress.
2017 Top Ten Trends
- Digitizing the Shop Floor
- Supply Chain Collaboration and Visibility
- Multi-Plant, Enterprise Wide Visibility
- Smart Data, Smart Decisions - Managing Big and Not So Big Data
- Automating Manual Processes
- Real-Time Communication Processes
- Compliance and Traceability
- Actionable Metrics
- Solutions vs. Systems
- Cloud Technology; SaaS Delivery