Unlock the Future of Digital Engineering

Digital Twin

A virtual representation of reality

Digital twins are virtual representations of physical systems. They enable companies to use data and insights over the entire life cycle to optimize the efficiency, quality and reliability of their products and processes.

UNITY supports the following three main areas of application for digital twins:

1. Digital Twin in development processes

The digital twin in product development is used for visualization and simulation, among other things. It accelerates the planning and development process through improved collaboration between the departments involved and digital validation, e.g. by using the Industrial Metaverse.

2. Digital Twin in production

Typical areas of application in logistics and production are the simulation and optimization of manufacturing and assembly processes, taking into account the source material (product), operating resources and manufacturing process. In the production environment, the digital twin of the operating phase is initialized by enriching the digital twin of product creation with, for example, serialization, software and production information.

3. Digital Twin in the operating phase

The digital twin of the finished product in the operating phase enables a wide range of innovative services and offers the prospect of a significant expansion of the business model (e.g. function on demand, update over the air, predictive maintenance, etc.). In addition, field data, for example, can be used to understand customer behavior for future innovations.

Consulting Services for Digital Twin

Added value - customized to your company

Your challenges:

  • Digital twin use cases relevant to the company's success are not known
  • Costs, benefits and profitability of the digital twin use cases are unclear
  • No overview of the implementation strategy

UNITY solution approach:

  • Derivation of a digital twin strategy based on the corporate strategy to identify relevant digital twin use cases
  • Determination of implementation measures based on the maturity level of the current business processes & IT systems (master plan of action)
  • Implementation of a cost-benefit analysis (digital ROI) and creation of a roadmap for the realization of digital twin use cases
Targeted alignment of your IT & data architecture

Your challenges:

  • Lack of transparency regarding the data required for the digital twin use cases and insufficient data quality
  • No picture of the future-oriented target IT architecture and the associated implementation strategy available

UNITY solution approach:

  • Assessment and maturity assessment of the IT architecture and data in order to estimate future transformation efforts
  • Development of a suitable Digital Twin target IT and data architecture based on modern solution modules
  • Roadmap with areas of action, measures and milestones
Seamless integration into your company structures

Your challenges:

  • The integration of Digital Twin Use Cases into the company organization and business processes cannot be ensured
  • Provision of data provision and benefits for Digital Twin Use Cases is inefficient

UNITY solution approach:

  • Review and adaptation of your Digital Twin-relevant business processes for anchoring in day-to-day business
  • Adaptation of the organizational structure as well as roles and responsibilities to ensure acceptance of the Digital Twins
Successful implementation of your digital twin use cases

Your challenges:

  • Implementation of digital twin use cases on time and on budget is not ensured
  • Lack of technology expertise to realize digital twins
  • Implementation does not meet user expectations

UNITY solution approach:

  • Support, control and safeguarding of the technical implementation by UNITY Business & IT Solution Experts
  • Set-up of a suitable change concept & cross-functional teams
  • Early involvement of users through MVPs
  • Development of training concepts and user enablement

Project Stories in Digital R&D

  • Development of Future Scenarios
  • Process analysis for an integrated view of the DMU equipment process
  • Successful Technology Strategy Delivers Comfort in the Cabin Area
  • Graduated scheme to establish an integrated Systems Engineering approach
  • Uniformly defined product development process
  • Systems Engineering Quick Check
  • Systems Engineering Certification Training
  • Innovative sewing and assistance system
  • Systems Engineering Training & Coaching
  • Systems Engineering Training Program
  • Efficiency Increase in Development Projects
  • Reduced project duration by restructuring the R&D Department
  • Systems Engineering Certification Training
  • Worldwide PDM System Replacement
  • External Project Management and Coaching for PLM Implementation

Your contacts for Digital Twin

Dr.-Ing. Jens Standke

Principal, Head of PLM & Digital Twin

Cologne, Germany
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Thorben Kerkenberg

Head of Smart Factory & Operational Excellence

Hamburg, Germany
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Erfan Bashiri

Senior Manager

Paderborn, Germany
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Philip Hultzsch

Principal

Munich, Germany
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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Matysczok

Principal

Paderborn, Germany
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Jörg Greitemeyer

Partner, Head of Business Area

Stuttgart/Braunschweig, Germany
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Markus Knobel

Partner

Paderborn, Germany
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Michael Wolf

Partner, Head of Business Area

Hamburg, Germany
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