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ARC View: Digital Thread – A New Paradigm for Product Lifecycle Management


Analyst firm ARC Advisory explores Tata Consultancy Services’ strategy on digital thread as the foundation for business transformation. Guided by its thinking on Neural Manufacturing, TCS’ digital thread solution framework enables customers to make intelligent decisions about connected products and operations. This thinking enables value chains that are responsive, adaptive, and personalized with intelligence built on the edge of the networks.

TCS’ digital thread connected architecture can be used to move product concepts and requirements through functional, logical, and physical modeling stages to product validation.

This ARC View highlights TCS' industry experience in product lifecycle management (PLM), Neural Manufacturing framework, and the four imperatives for PLM and the new normal:

  • Virtualization

  • Collaborative platform & process for remote operations

  • Automation & machine-first response model

  • Agile for rapid product development for mass customization

Download the report here.