Taking digital twins to the next level
Instead of using sensors to create digital twins of individual assets, forward-thinking companies are looking to gain insights into the impacts of wider strategic changes.
By applying predictive digital twins to things like supply chains and full end-to-end processes (rather than isolated machines or production lines), business leaders can iteratively test and experiment with process changes in virtual environments.
This means they can see how a new supply chain strategy might work, for instance, without incurring any risk or disrupting business as usual.
With this level of insight, it becomes possible to foresee the overall business impact of almost every decision before it’s made. For businesses that want to replace low-impact digital deployments with truly valuable applications of digital technology – those that can optimise operational performance and drive continuous improvements – this approach is key.