May 5, 2021

Getting Onboard with TwinThread’s Predictive Operations

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TwinThread explains the support mechanisms in place for maximizing its Predictive Operations Platform within hours of implementing the technology

The level of technical skills within your business should not hinder your potential for maximizing data analytics. 

The speed at which you can start using Predictive Operations is a high priority for TwinThread, and getting started is a vital part of the service provided.

“TwinThread’s Predictive Operations Platform is making a big difference to our process engineers, giving them real-time feedback on the stability of our production.” - Domenic Verte, Manufacturing Application Manager, Toray Plastics (America), Inc.

Providing the support needed for successful onboarding

Upon implementation, TwinThread provides all the resources and support mechanisms required to get customers up and running as quickly and effectively as possible.

This includes access to a personal consultant from its Onboarding Consultant team, the TwinThread Help Center - which is an “asked and answered” service and is continuously monitored during business hours - as well as TwinThread’s technical support.

Onboarding Accelerator Program

Along with its support mechanisms, the company also provides an Onboarding Accelerator Program

This initial program allows TwinThread to identify key stakeholders and data sources, and helps to prepare an overview of the manufacturing process, which is modeled and managed by the Predictive Operations Platform.

  • Identifying stakeholders provides insight into the details of each stage of manufacturing.
  • The Platform can connect with existing data sources, including any IoT devices.
  • The ‘Equipment & Process Overview’ identifies the manufacturing equipment that will be modeled using Digital Twins, as well as a hierarchy of production assets.

“We chose TwinThread and we couldn’t be happier. The scalability of the platform… has allowed us to focus on the specifics of our solution without having to build the infrastructure to execute it.” - Brian Courtney, VP, LifeWhere Business, Resideo Corporation

To make sure that companies get the most out of its onboarding process, TwinThread provides various webinar sessions to maximize speed to value.

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Jun 21, 2021

Airswift Competentia merger spurs global digital recruitment

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Dominic Ellis
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Merger of Airswift and Competentia blends digital and people-based solutions for clients globally

Airswift and recruiting and workforce management specialist Competentia have merged to form one of the world’s foremost workforce solutions providers serving the energy, process, infrastructure, mining and technology industries.

The combined entity, which retains the Airswift name, will offer clients enhanced global access, particularly in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Competentia recently opened an office in Texas, complementing Calgary, Anchorage and Houston in the region. 

Airswift chief executive, Janette Marx, will be CEO of the merged entity and Competentia Group CEO, Jayden Wallis, will play a key role on the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of ASPAC. Kyle McClure will become CFO of the combined company.

Marx said there had been a long been mutual admiration between both companies, which share a mutual ambition to become the workforce solutions provider of choice for clients, candidates and contractors in the energy and technology industries. 

“In a rapidly digitizing, post-pandemic environment, companies across the world’s technical sectors must quickly respond to new ways of working to achieve sustainable, long-term growth," she said. "We believe that our combined size and experience, and our firm focus on the energy transition, perfectly positions us to help clients respond to the complex workforce challenges of the future. Through digital and people-based solutions, we will ultimately shape the technical sectors of tomorrow.”

As a result of the merger, mid-market and blue-chip companies alike gain access to an even broader range of truly integrated services. Talent acquisition, professional search, international contractor management, global employment outsourcing, consultancy and payroll management are just a few of the workforce solutions on offer.

Wallis added: “We see this as an opportunity to create the world’s most forward-thinking workforce solutions provider.

“We also believe we have a key, supporting role to play in enabling the energy transition, not only in the industries we serve, but through responsible business operations, business models, investment in technology and innovation, and collaboration with our peers. Our combined strength and shared ambition mean we’re even better placed to deliver on that.”

Ian Langley, Airswift’s Chairman, said: “It was obvious from our opening call that a potential merger had great merit. Not only did our combination make perfect commercial sense, but we found that our organizations had similar cultures and aspirations, and we quickly discovered a unique alignment.”

Airswift and Competentia’s private equity backers, Wellspring Capital and Reiten & Company respectively, are retaining their stakes in the merged entity and will continue to be actively involved with the business. Airswift has also issued a bond on the Norwegian bond market to ensure maximum flexibility and access to alternative funding in the future.

Matthew Harrison, Managing Partner at Wellspring Capital, said: “Airswift and Competentia share the same foundational values and are guided by both delivering excellence to their clients and creating a great employee experience. Together they can do this even better, and I look forward to seeing the new merged company do great things.”

Bård Ingerø, Managing Partner at Reiten & Co concludes: “These are two companies with such similar cultures and successful track records, which we believe will fit together seamlessly to offer the market the greatest possible breadth, depth and quality of services, wherever clients may operate.”

Patrick Tame, CEO of Beringer Tame, says only agile and digitally savvy businesses have survived the storm from the pandemic, and will continue to do.

“The battle to keep ahead in an environment of rapid technological, market and consumer behaviour changes has caused businesses to rush to hire digital talent that has enabled them to shift the way they operate," he writes

"When there are skill shortages in a particular sector - such as the digital market - hiring the best, before the competition, can make a real difference when it comes down to overall business success. So the businesses that are privy to a team of consultants who boast priceless depth of industry knowledge and mastery are guaranteed to have a competitive edge."

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