Grantek’s Sam Russem Answers What is a Digital Thread? For Control Engineering Magazine
March 11, 2021
Control Engineering Magazine’s March 2021 issue features an article which outlines how to eliminate data silos with digital thread while contextualizing data to make way for useable information. This article, titled: “What is a Digital Thread?”, was written by Sam Russem, Director of the Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek.
“The digital thread is an operational concept that describes how a profile of data is defined, created, populated, and modified throughout the product lifecycle. This concept has gained popularity in response to the problem of “data silos,” which inhibit collaborative problem solving, identification of inefficiencies, and strategic decision making. The promise of the digital thread is to make data available and accessible to various business units, suppliers, and customers leading to products that are made faster, cheaper and of higher quality.”
– Control Engineering Magazine, March 2021
Control Engineering Magazine also named Grantek one of the 2021 top System Integrator Giants in the world. Grantek was awarded 16th place on the 2021 System Integrator Giants list. The System Integrator Giants list is compiled annually and ranks the top 75 system integration companies in the world by total system integration revenue. The system integration companies on the 2021 System Integrator Giants list account for revenues of $2.113 billion, and more than 40% of the companies on this year’s list, including Grantek had revenues above $10 million.
Control Engineering Magazine connects the global industrial engineering audience through coverage of and education about automation, control, and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner through online and print media and in-person events. Established in 1954, Control Engineering provides information for automation engineers who design, implement, integrate, maintain, and manage control, automation, and instrumentation systems, components, and equipment to do their jobs better.
For over 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek’s team of professionals located in 17 offices across the globe deliver solutions to complex problems in Smart Manufacturing, Industrial IT, Automation and Industrial Safety.