Before we relied heavily on manual communication from manufacturing, and our planners spent about 50% of their daily job collecting production data in Excel. The digital twin gives us immediate visibility to the production and capacity information, eliminating manual communication with improved accuracy. Previously our planning involved a lot of opinions and guesswork.
Using this tool, I’ll be able to do a lot of scenario planning, which will have quite an impact on bottlenecks. It will also help me manage R&D products by managing equipment, which we could not do before.