What if you didn’t need to hold a morning production meeting? What if you did not have to use management’s time inefficiently to discuss sales priorities, yesterday’s achievements and all the other miscellaneous subjects that arise?

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On a regular basis new concepts such as Digital Twins in Scheduling are introduced.  Forbes Magazine defines the idea as:

“ …a digital twin is a virtual model of a process, product or service. This pairing of the virtual and physical worlds allows analysis of data and monitoring of systems to head off problems before they even occur, prevent downtime, develop new opportunities and even plan for the future by using simulations.”

Often one is uncertain about whether the new term applies to a particular area, and if it does, what it implies exactly.

In this blog I will cover the concept of a Digital Twin from a scheduling perspective.

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Overview

As technology has advanced, software functionality has been developed to handle both planning and scheduling functions in manufacturing. Over time this software has become more sophisticated and powerful, delivering significant benefits to the organisation using it.

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