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8 SMT007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2023 Nolan's Notes by Nolan Johnson, I-CONNECT007 Digital Twin in Manufacturing is month, we look at digital twins in manufacturing. Normally, when we say "dig- ital twin," we think of design data. But that's not what we're talking about; this time, we're discussing a digital twin for your factory itself. Our discussion follows along with the idea that business operations themselves can have a digital twin. Now why does this even matter? e folks over at have devel- oped some interesting SIM games based on Disney rides. e idea is that you are the ride operator, and your job is to keep the ride mov- ing smoothly and efficiently even as park guests queue up unpredictably. It's not as easy as you might think. currently shows 14 different ride operator simulations on their website. Naturally, each ride has its own picadilloes to account for; knowing how to operate one ride does not necessarily mean you're qualified for the others. While cute and entertaining, I see quite a lot of similarities here. ese ride simulators are,

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