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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Digital Thread Defined

The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the context and definition of the digital thread. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
6 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
The Vision of Digital Manufacturing and Design3m
The Diffusion of Innovation2m
Motivating Factors5m
Digital Thread4m
Business Systems2m
Reading6 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Resources: Staying Relevant; Being a Player in DMD20m
Resources: Diffusion of Innovation10m
Resources: Why Digital Thread?15m
Resources: Digital Thread Defined20m
Resources: Business Systems and the Digital Thread10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Components. Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Data Storage in the Digital Thread

The purpose of this module is to explore the different strategies and components affecting data storage in the enterprise. Building on effective information technology practices, the module will develop learners' knowledge of well developed data storage strategies. Upon completion, students will be able to analyze an organization’s data storage strategy and make recommendations for improvement in performance and robustness. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
4 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Data Singularity3m
Version Control5m
Data Security and Disaster Recovery7m
Reading4 readings
Resources: Data Storage45m
Resources: Data Singularity10m
Resources: Dealing with Constant Change10m
Resources: Data Security and Disaster Recovery30m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Components. Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Data Sharing and The Digital Thread

The purpose of this module is to explain factors impacting the ability of organizations to share data (internally and externally). Upon completion of the module, learners will be able to evaluate data sharing strategies and point out potential strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below...
Reading
5 videos (Total 28 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
Interoperability5m
Semantic Data5m
Technical Data Packages4m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success2m
Reading8 readings
Resources: Data Sharing Strategies, Benefits, and Consequences30m
Resources: Interoperability and Data Formats10m
Resources: Semantic Data10m
Resources: Technical Data Packages10m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success-- Resources10m
Your Roadmap Project: Step 230m
Digital Thread: Components -- Key Takeaways10m
Digital Thread: Components -- Course References10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Self-check8m
Self-check6m
Self-check8m
Self-check6m
Digital Thread: Components. Week 3 Quiz30m
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By MPApr 15th 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on digital thread components. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you University of buffalo, The State University of New York and Coursera.

By MNNov 6th 2017

The course gives a good overview about the digital thread components and supports learning with real life examples

Instructor

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Ken English

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Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies Community of Excellence

About University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs....

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

About the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Whether you’re a high school graduate exploring manufacturing careers, or an operations manager hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies, this specialization will provide a foundation in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of factories. Nine courses – developed with input from the manufacturing industry – touch on Industry 4.0 and its components, including digital manufacturing and design practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things and Big Data. To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/wETK1O9c-CA...
Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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