Thrive through disruption and evolve with the Digital Thread

We help consumer companies connect the enterprise by establishing a seamless flow of information across the value chain.

Connecting systems from product innovation 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 multiple risks down the line in terms of production, scheduling, time to market and product quality.

The legacy of siloed systems, data and operations inhibits consumer 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 thread represents missed opportunity for performance and analytics.

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.

Real 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

Our services and expertise help clients accelerate their digital product creation programs at any stage of their maturity and are designed to help clients throughout their digital product creation journey.

Discover

Product Development

New Product Growth and Innovation

Create

Engineering

Faster Speed to Market

Make

Manufacturing

Lower Cost of Goods

Better Productivity

Increased OEE

Sell

Supply Chain

Improved Bottom Line Performance

Improved Coordination

Operational Flexibility

Market Adaptability

The digital thread powers how consumer industry leaders address critical challenges

Operational 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

Consumer Demands

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

How We Help Companies Enable the Digital Thread

We help consumer companies build and strengthen their digital thread. We start by addressing immediate needs and demonstrating value through targeted Minimum Viable Product (MVP) projects, 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 and Program Development

  • Opportunity identification and business case development
  • Enterprise architecture and technology road mapping

Implementation Services and Program Management

  • MVP identification and deployment
  • Enterprise-scale deployment
  • New functionality and upgrades

Organizational Change Management

  • Organization and leadership alignment
  • Communication plans and execution for launch and adoption

Thought Leaders

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