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Product Thread

A product thread (sometimes called a digital thread) is a continuous and interconnected flow of information, data, and activities related to a specific product throughout its entire lifecycle. It encompasses various stages, such as product design, development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, customer support, and end-of-life management. The product thread concept emphasizes the importance of maintaining and leveraging product-related information and knowledge throughout its lifecycle to ensure consistent quality, traceability, and continuous improvement. By managing the product thread effectively, manufacturers can optimize processes, enhance customer satisfaction, and enable informed decision-making throughout the product's lifecycle.