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.
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.
New Product Growth and Innovation
Faster Speed to Market
Lower Cost of Goods
Improved Bottom Line Performance
The digital thread powers how consumer 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
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