Building the Digital Thread
Wednesday, June 03 2020
The solution: a digital thread that establishes informational relationships across the company and across the product lifecycle.
Transcending Limited Visibility
The result is a seamless flow of data that ushers in smoother product and document lifecycle management. Modern products and modern organizations are too complex today for workers to foresee every detail and consequence without it. By aligning teams like development, design, manufacturing and customer service, the organization can respond nimbly to complaints, reduce waste and develop more innovative solutions.
Turning Unity into Profit
With a digital thread, those gaps and multiple degrees of separation vanish. Now there’s a unified source of all information and a standardized process for managing change. The product design team can access customer service records and can put those complaints into context. However, digital threads aren’t just about course correction – they’re also about prevention and quality. Armed with the right insights, teams can avoid future failures and proactively replace faulty parts ahead of time to minimize complaints and warranty claims. By digitally tracing relationships and repercussions, leaders can conduct more informed analysis and innovate intelligently – instead of wasting budget on ideas that may not be profitable.
PRO.FILE and the Future of Manufacturing
Manufacturing first-class products will always bring challenges – but there’s no longer any reason leaders should leave their teams mired in manual mistakes and siloed data. By implementing a digital thread through their systems and product life cycles, manufacturers can take their workforce and their revenue into a more successful future.
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