Next-Gen Product Design and Development Demands Digital Thread, was published in Industry Week and was written by Adrian Fortino.
Adrian Fortino, Managing Director at Mercury Fund, shares insights into product design’s demand for digital thread.
Manufacturers are experts at minimizing waste. From production to packaging to transport, every part of the process is constantly combed for cost efficiencies. So why are many manufacturers letting their greatest resource — data — gather digital dust?
Typically, computer-aided design files, development testing data, and end-of-line data are all shelved once a manufactured product hits the market. What would manufacturers find if they were to marry that design and production data with real-time field and warranty data?