In today’s increasingly complex world we need a way of reducing that complexity and also to focus our improvement efforts where they will be most impactful. The Enterprise Digital Twin is a way of mirroring the complexity of our organizational environment and allow testing decisions in a simulated, safe environment.
Industry 4.0 dramatically increases the stakes in making sure that we get decisions right. We know technology can improve efficiency through automation but how to ensure that it also improves effectiveness. Most of the industry 4.0 initiatives are aimed at local improvements – machine or plant level efficiency and isolated product improvements. Big and/or thick data gives us many more data points to consider. What is needed is an holistic way of looking at the entire organization to determine which areas have the largest impact and how should these be improved.