Digital Thread Initiative

What is the Digital Thread Concept?

The Digital Thread concept is a technological framework that helps organize data across the life span of a product--from initial design to manufacturing, operation and maintenance -- interconnecting data, modeling, and analysis to enable better decisions at all product life stages.

Digital Thread Initiative

Sinclair's Digital Thread Initiative is part of a regional collaboration to support small and medium manufacturers in the growth and development of digital transformation within Industry 4.0. Through a Department of Defense contract awarded to ARCTOS Technology Solutions, Sinclair is poised at the forefront of industry to:

  •  Develop and implement a training program for college faculty and staff.
  •  Engage local manufacturers in digital thread usage, from cybersecurity to supply chain.
  •  Build a smart manufacturing learning lab.
  •  Develop stackable systems of credentials.
  •  Pave the pathways to increase career awareness and skill building for local students.
  •  Develop industry informed credit and non-credit based programs.
  •  Collaborate with the region's Manufacturing Engineering Education Programs.

New Series!

Sinclair Workforce Development is pleased to introduce the DIGITAL TAPESTRY SERIES. We invite you to discover how the “weaving” of digital threads help organize data across the lifespan of a product to create a seamless flow of information. Topics are delivered monthly through our “Digital Thread Bytes” podcast and accompanying in-person/hybrid workshops and will range from digital literacy, data and data analytics, cyber security, and more. This series has roots in manufacturing, but the concepts of the digital thread are applicable to all.

 November 2 Episode 1: What's in a Digital Name?

 November 9 A Morning with Digital Thread

 Bonus Episode What is the Digital Thread

 December 7 Episode 2: Digital Literacy

 December 14 Decoding Data Literacy

 January 4 Episode 3: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Data?

 January 11 Data for Operators

 February 1 Episode 4: What Happens When Lean Manufacturing Meets the Digital Thread?

 February 8 Utilizing Lean for Continuous Improvement

 March 1 Episode 5: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

 March 8 Data Analytics for Business

 April 6 Episode 6: What About Cyber?

 April 12 Cyber Concerns in Manufacturing

 May 3 Episode 7: Dayton Digital Summit

 May 10 Dayton Digital Summit

       Day 1          Day 2 Presentations         Day 2 Panel               Day 3

 June 7 Episode 8: Supplier Talk

 June 14 Supplier Talk

 July 5 Episode 9: Use Cases on the Shop Floor

 July 12 On-site Tour


 Podcast   Workshop

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To discover more about Sinclair Workforce Development or the Digital Thread Initiative, contact us today at:

Elizabeth Generas, Program Manager  |  |  937-602-3796

Jennifer Gravitt, Program Coordinator  |  |  937-602-7541