CQ Guide: What is the correlation between ASL, design controls, and supplier management?
A priority for any organization is to meet customers’ requirements and stay ahead of competitors. Today, digital transformation helps connect end-to-end business processes by creating a digital thread running through all processes. Implementing the digital thread makes connections to key information easier, integrating the supply chain with customer relationship management. It has also enhanced productivity, capitalized on larger market opportunities, responded to customers immediately, and created feedback loops for innovation. To handle accelerating product complexity, industrial manufacturers must reconsider their business processes and connect siloed systems with the digital thread.
To get a collaborative environment throughout the design-to-manufacturing process, you must understand how to remove data silos and manage changes. Legacy IT systems cannot manage the growing product complexity, which can disrupt the on-time delivery of new products. Therefore, the best way to rectify this problem is to gain access to all of the information locked away in legacy systems by connecting those disparate systems. Several teams can work concurrently with the latest product information with complete traceability across the product lifecycle. The digital thread can help you to create closed-loop capabilities to identify and manage risk, improve quality, meet customer requirements, and attain environment, safety, medical, and other forms of compliance.