What is the Digital Thread?

The Digital Thread connects previously separate silos for complex manufacturers who need to remove paper processes from the shop floor. The digital thread refers to the communication framework that allows a connected data flow and integrated view of the asset's data throughout its lifecycle.


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Benefits of Enabling the Digital Thread



Increase the efficiency of data capture and analysis, related to product manufacturing and predictive analytics.


Improve the velocity of new product introductions and rapidly communicate engineering changes.


Improve quality by limiting manual translations of engineering specs along the product value chain.

“[Solumina] can proactively monitor our processes and see if things are starting to drift out of control and tolerance…it tells you right then. That's not always obvious when you are working in a paper world.”