Developing a Framework for Scoping Digital Twins in the Process Manufacturing Industry

Matteo Perno*, Lars Hvam

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The process of scoping Digital Twin projects can prove to be daunting for process manufacturing companies, given the novelty of the concept and the broad range of technologies upon which it is built. The current literature lacks research on the process of scoping Digital Twins in a process manufacturing context. The present paper addresses this gap by introducing a framework for scoping Digital Twins in the process manufacturing industry. The framework is based on the existing literature and on the experience gained at an international process manufacturing company. The proposed framework is designed to address the key challenges that companies in the process manufacturing industry need to face when scoping Digital Twin projects. Therefore, the framework is structured into four points: (1) Identification of key stakeholders and their requirements, (2) Building blocks definition, (3) Selection of asset to twin, and (4) Use cases development. By addressing these points, the time and resources required to develop a Digital Twin can be significantly reduced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPS2020: Proceedings of the Swedish Production Symposium, October 7-8, 2020
EditorsSäfsten, K. , Elgh, F.
Number of pages12
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-146-7
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-64368-147-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event9th Swedish Production Symposium - Jönköping, Sweden
Duration: 7 Oct 20208 Oct 2020


Conference9th Swedish Production Symposium
SeriesAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering


  • Digital twin
  • Industry 4.0
  • Scoping
  • Framework


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