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The Digital Thread Requires Manufacturing Process Management and Model-Based Manufacturing

Published: 13 November 2015

ID: G00290115

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa , Marc Halpern


The digital thread, digital manufacturing and smart manufacturing require the foundational building blocks of the manufacturing process management and model-based manufacturing framework. Manufacturing leaders recognize the importance, but early adopters have struggled to make it work.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • MPM and MbM initiatives are forcing manufacturers to revisit data taxonomy/architecture
  • MPM and MbM technologies require significant changes in the level and style of collaboration between product design and manufacturing operations
  • Analytics enhanced by IoT data from factory operations will play a significant role in the operation of MPM and MbM activities for manufacturing leaders

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