To take a step back and appreciate the big picture of the full digital thread, Mark heads back to Washington, D.C., to meet with two of the people who see it best — Aaron Johns and Joe Schibi.
Joe will walk us through the four main stages of the digital thread and help us see how each contributes to the ability to design, manufacture, and maintain components. He also makes the connection between the creation of a “body of knowledge” and the ability of the organization to continue learning over time. Aaron supplements that discussion with an overview of how many individual technologies come together to create the thread.
Finally, we hear from Alan Klapmeier, CEO of One Aviation Corp., on the digital thread’s potential value at the strategic level — a discussion that will conclude in our next episode.
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About the Authors
Mark Cotteleer, PhD, is the research director of Deloitte Services LP’s Center for Integrated Research. His research focuses on the application of advanced technology in pursuit of operational and supply chain improvement. He has led teams in technology-enabled reengineering, supply chain strategy, business analytics, and process design; his experience with clients includes manufacturing, supply chain, business analytics, health care, and service industries. He can be reached at email@example.com, and he tweets @MJCotteleer.
Joe Schibi is a senior consultant in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy and Operations practice, with six years of experience advising senior leadership in the public and private sector. He has led supply chain-focused engagements in the oil and gas and aerospace and defense industries focusing on operations strategy, digital manufacturing, product life cycle management, analytics, and system/user interface design. He can be reached via LinkedIn.
Jonathan Holdowsky is a senior manager with Deloitte Services LP, affiliated with Deloitte’s Center for Integrated Research. He has managed a wide array of thought leadership initiatives to clients within the consumer and manufacturing sectors.