A Digital Thread is for Life – not just Manufacturing

Implementing the Digital Thread and Digital Twin with PLCS

The concept of a Digital Thread has been gaining traction for a while. It often seems to be focused on manufacturing:

Digital thread is a communication framework that connects traditionally siloed elements in manufacturing processes and provides an integrated view of an asset throughout the manufacturing lifecycle.

Sometime the longer perspective is allowed for:

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 across traditionally siloed functional…

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