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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Digital Twins in Consumer Package Goods

 In the process of looking for in process applications 

Digital Twins & CPG Manufacturing Transformation

By Justin Honaman, Worldwide Head of Consumer Products – Food & Beverage, AWS

Good intro piece

dig·​i·​tal: of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics; [1]also: characterized by electronic and especially computerized technology; : composed of data in the form of especially binary digits

/twin/: something containing or consisting of two matching or corresponding parts.

For the last few years, the term Digital Twin has been at the top of the buzzword list for manufacturers and industrial companies, often meaning different things in different production environments. Most of these organizations have developed Digital Twins to improve operations and product offerings and deliver more business value to their end customers. The concept of digital twins is not new and dates back to the early days of the space program. The Apollo 13 mission in the 1960s is an early use case of using twins to model the state of the damaged spacecraft and bring the astronaut crew safely back to Earth.

In recent years, the core ideas of Digital Twin have been commonly attributed to Michael Grieves of the Digital Twin Institute, who developed the concept throughout the 2000s, and NASA’s John Vickers, who coined the term Digital Twin in 2010. Customers today are seeking to deploy Digital Twins across a broad range of applications, including the design of complex equipment, manufacturing operations, preventive maintenance, precision medicine, digital agriculture, city planning, 3D immersive environments, and most recently, metaverse-type applications.

Digital Twin is often applied broadly to describe any virtual model, including engineering simulations, CAD models, IoT dashboards, or gaming environments. Digital Twins are more than just a marketing term, but rather a new technology that has only become feasible in the past few years with the convergence of at-scale computing, modeling methods, and IoT connectivity.

Let’s first define Digital Twin and how to integrate existing modeling methods into Digital Twins.

What Is a Digital Twin?

A Digital Twin is a living digital representation of an individual physical system that is dynamically updated with data to mimic the true structure, state, and behavior of the physical system, to drive business outcomes.  .... (much more at the link) 

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