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Thrive through disruption and evolve with the digital thread

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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.

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
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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.


Product Development

New Product Growth and Innovation



Faster Speed to Market



Lower Cost of Goods

Better Productivity

Increased OEE


Supply Chain

Improved Bottom Line Performance

Improved Coordination

Operational Flexibility

Market Adaptability

The digital thread powers how consumer & retail 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 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

Thought Leaders

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