Integration of Digital Twining in Automotive Project Management: Opportunities and Challenges

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2023-11-29
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Saudi Digital Library
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The integration of digital twinning in automotive project management is examined in this project, focusing on the opportunities and challenges of doing so. Using a comprehensive literature review process, relevant study articles were gathered. Data from a range of subject fields, including case studies, thorough literature reviews, reports on practical experience in industry, surveys, and mixed-method studies, were included in the review. A total of 22 articles were analysed using thematic analysis, offering perceptions into practical applications, and combining existing knowledge in the field. The findings highlight the potential benefits of digital twinning, such as improved operational efficiency, predictive maintenance, enhanced product quality, and optimised procedures. However, challenges related to security issues, data integration complexity, and technological enhancements need to be addressed. The study provides recommendations on how to maximise benefits and overcome obstacles using strategies and good practices including data security measures, standardised guidelines, corporation, technology adaptability and speed. The auto industry may reach a new level of efficiency, production, and innovation through the digitisation of twinning as well as appropriate handling of related challenges. Future research should focus on practical implementation and assessing the long-term influences on productivity and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, exploring synergies with emerging technologies like AI and block chain can deliver additional insights into the future of automotive project management. This integration positions the automotive industry at the forefront of the digital revolution, confirming its competitiveness and sustainability in the evolving landscape. Keywords: Digital Twinning, Automotive Project Management, Digital Twin (DT) Integration, Thematic Analysis, Industrial Revolution, DT Challenges and Opportunities
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There are numerous chances to increase productivity, decision-making, and resource utilisation when Digital Twinning is implemented in automotive project management. In this discussion part, the important conclusions from the analysis of 22 studies on digital twin projects in the automotive sector will be highlighted, along with the advantages and difficulties found therein, and their implications for project management will be discussed. 5.1 Summary of Research Studies and Data Collection The thorough analysis of 22 papers indicated a variety of research methodologies, including case studies, systematic literature reviews, industry experience reports, surveys, and mixed method studies. Case studies, which offer in-depth analyses of actions or circumstances 52 relevant to digital twin initiatives, were the most prevalent form of study. Systematic literature evaluations examined earlier studies to spot patterns and gaps, while industry experience articles provided insightful commentary from experienced authorities in the area. Surveys offered quantitative or qualitative information from a sample of people, while mixed-method studies made use of a number of different research methods to acquire a thorough knowledge of the study question. The results of the study showed that digital twin technology has the potential to revolutionise the automotive industry. On the one hand, digital twinning can be used to improve project management in a number of ways. For example, it can be used to simulate and virtually test new ideas to help lower the possibility of mistakes and delays. Moreover, Real-time monitoring of a vehicle's performance can aid in spotting and resolving issues early on (Ali, et al., 2023). Not only Enhanced production procedures increases productivity but also cuts expenses. A lot of employment opportunities due to the development of this technology is also promised which beneficial for this economy (Peters, et al., 2015). However, there are also a few issues that must be resolved if the potential advantages of digital twinning are to be completely realised. For example, some businesses may find the expense of establishing digital twinning to be unreasonably high. Other than that, Digital twinning may be challenging to integrate with current systems due to the absence of standardised data formats and the requirement for qualified personnel who can create and maintain digital twin models.
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engineering management hndustril, engineering
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