We help companies connect the enterprise by establishing a seamless flow of information across the value chain.
Connecting systems from product ideation to production to the end consumer establishes a digital thread of information enabling organizations to gain new insights, unlock hidden opportunities, and perform better in a disrupted and changing environment.
A broken data thread results in risks down the value chain in terms of production, scheduling, time to market and product quality.
The legacy of siloed systems, data and operations inhibits companies from achieving the benefits of a connected enterprise — planning, coordination and optimization at the scale of the enterprise and across the value chain.
An incomplete digital thread represents missed opportunities for performance optimization and insights.
The end-to-end visibility of a sound digital thread means you can respond to market opportunities with better agility, adapt to consumer demands, and respond to supply chain instability without straining your operation. At the scale of the enterprise, this means exponential results.
- 2-6% increase in production efficiency
- 10-30% reduction in downtime
- Up to 30% increase in worker productivity
- 30% reduction in training time to proficiency
- 5% improvement in asset utilization
- 5-10% reduction in energy costs
- 10-30% reduction in maintenance costs
- 8% reduction in warranty costs
- 5-10% reduction in WIP inventory costs
- Increased cyber security
- More efficient planning of outbound logistics
- Enhanced supply chain stability and responsiveness
Benefits of an Effective Digital Thread Strategy
The digital thread delivers measurable business outcomes by transforming the way consumer and retail companies discover, create, make and sell.
New Product Growth and Innovation
Faster Speed to Market
Lower Cost of Goods
Improved Bottom Line Performance
The digital thread powers how consumer & retail industry leaders address critical challenges
Material Costs – availability and inflation is a constant concern
Material Usage - availability, loss and yield are front and center
Worker Shortages – COVID disruptions, workforce availability and demands
Quality / Regulations – increasing government and industry scrutiny
Production Efficiencies – pressure to maintain and eliminate costs
Supply Chain Disruptions – inbound and outbound logistics issues
Customization – consumer centric products and product lines
Traceability – friendly sourcing, source guarantees, quality
Sustainability – corporate responsibility
Pricing / Value – constant price pressures and increasing costs, always
Case Study / $10B+ Food & Beverage Company: Resolving Data Inconsistencies with Data Science
Identified over 5,000 data misalignments between three systems and five data environments
Synchronized data across the various systems and environments, creating a consistent dataset across systems
Saved hundreds of manual labor hours on the initial data clean up, and continued hours will be saved using the new system for ongoing maintenance
Data Synchronization with Data Science
Client had data across three different internal data sources, and it was not in sync, causing discrepancies between how product data was defined in different systems. The goal was to decrease manual data input labor and data errors across the three sources and five environments. It was recognized that data science would be necessary to synchronize the data and leverage it as source of truth moving forward, internally and externally with suppliers. The custom code created identified misalignments and produced a recommended change based on client's global data standards. The recommended changes were reviewed by SMEs and once approved, scheduled within the systems' existing IT refresh schedules to ensure this program would have long lasting results. Our approach ensured consistent data resolution and minimized SME time needed.
How We Help Companies Enable the Digital Thread
We apply short-term focus with a long-term vision approach to digital transformation and the enablement of the digital thread. We start by addressing immediate needs and demonstrating value through targeted minimum viable product (MVP), adapting to the maturity level of the organization while keeping an eye on the big picture goals and the potential across the greater enterprise.
Consulting & Program Development
- Opportunity identification and business case development
- Enterprise architecture and technology road-mapping
Implementation Services & Program Management
- MVP identification and deployment
- Enterprise-scale deployment
- New functionality deployments and upgrades
Organizational Change Management
- Organizational and leadership alignment
- Communication plans and execution for launch and adoption