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Empowering PLM and the digital thread

March 11, 2020 / Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine

Ian Parker speaks to Rolls-Royce’s director of digital manufacturing, Nigel Pearce to hear about the key role he is playing in helping to empower product lifecycle management and the digital thread. As a pioneer in cutting-edge technologies, Rolls-Royce is at the forefront of developing engine and propulsion systems. The company has about 13,000 civil and 16,000 military engines in operation around the world. An increasingly important element is the information flow among all parties, including in-house development engineers, suppliers and customers. The company’s R2 Data Labs are the data innovation catalyst inside Rolls-Royce, employing advanced data analytics, industrial artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate the development of new data insights and services. Its operating model, based on data innovation sprints, means it can unlock new value from data, combining the latest analytics technology with Rolls-Royce’s industry knowledge and engineeri...