Synchronous Manufacturing

Synchronous Manufacturing: In an all-encompassing management philosophy which includes a set of principles, procedures and techniques where every action is evaluated in terms of common goals of the organization.
The seven principles are:

  1. Focus on synchronizing the production flow than on idle capacities.
  2. Value of time at a bottleneck resource is equal to the throughout rate of products processed by the bottleneck.
  3. Value of time at a non-bottleneck resource is negligible.
  4. Level of utilization of a non-bottleneck resource is controlled by other
    constraints within the system.
  5. Resources must be utilized, not simply activated.
  6. Transfer batch should not be equal to process batch
  7. A process batch should be variable both along its route and overtime.

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