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The dynamic and highly complex task of production network management requires decision support through quantitative models. In the industrial praxis, these models are specifically designed and implemented for particular management decisions, requiring significant one-time effort for model creation. This contribution utilizes the digital twin concept to facilitate production network models that are continuously synchronized with the examined production network to support several different management decisions. The approach structures data from existing information systems as a synchronized generic base model, which is used to create problem-specific executable models, thereby saving costs through repeated model use and quicker decision making.