In the digital age, changing consumer behavior is shaping the future of product innovations across all industries. Excellence in product and production quality is as critical as speed to innovation. With increasing product personalization and supply chain complexities, how will manufacturers boost innovation cycles and minimize quality-cost risks?
True disruptors consider quality to be an essential part of the digital transformation so they can achieve excellence across the value chain. A new way of thinking emerges by extending the digital twin with quality processes from requirements and design to planning, execution and continuous improvement.
According to the Gartner research report Innovation Insight for the Digital Thread, “A producer of heavily engineered- and configured-to-order products reduced the labor hours for its material review board (MRB) by 30% by using the concept of a digital thread. The digital thread improved the integration across various in-house and supplier data sources, and was supported by search to shorten the time to pinpoint specific quality issues and their root causes.”
At Siemens, we already offer these possibilities with a broad product portfolio tailored to industry needs. Siemens has extended the conventional quality cycle to engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and field services by moving toward a comprehensive digital twin, where quality information is connected along the lifecycle. By maximizing the value from integrated change and configuration management for all downstream quality processes, this connected digital thread minimizes quality triage costs and accelerates innovation cycles.
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