Or it is ? ….Much has been made in the media about the concept of digital twins. In fact the principle and term was first coined within NASA in 2002. In its simplest form, it means representing the physical world (and all its data sources) within a virtual world.
ProAct solutions have been supporting the basic principles of a Digital Twin for many years, that is providing a virtual view of supply chain data (Twin) in the context of full lifecycle process (Thread). The ProAct Process Digitalization Engine (PDE) underpins the Digital Twin concept and provides the ‘Digital Thread’ that is at the core of any Digital Twin.
Hand in hand with this is the capture of physical real-world data from multiple sources or devices (I.o.T). Be that telematics, diagnostic data, positional data or anything else, ProAct solutions are fully capable in the capture, interpretation and processing of such data. ProAct solution will continue to evolve over time to encompass the wider aspects of simulation and AI. Today however, ProAct provides the fundamental platform on which future digital twin concepts can be built