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Synchronous Manufacturing

What is synchronous manufacturing? What are the advantages and what are the disadvantages. What problems can I foresee in putting synchronous manufacturing in place?

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What is synchronous manufacturing? - Management approach that views the resources and activities of an organization as elements of an independent network, and manages them in such a way as to optimize the performance of the entire organization. An all-encompassing manufacturing management philosophy that includes a consistent set of principles and techniques where every action is evaluated in terms of the global goal of the organization.

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Synchronous manufacturing embodies various concepts related to focusing and synchronizing production control around bottleneck resources. These concepts are more commonly known as Theory of Constraints (TOC), bottleneck management, or the goal system. The main focus of synchronous manufacturing is efficient utilization of those resources that are most constraining and prevent additional production. ...

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