Systems engineering has helped advance and simplify the use and implementation of PLM platforms. Simultaneously, the application of systems engineering to PLM helps expand the understanding and founding of it's principles.
This session looks at the complementary relationship of these two platforms.
The "Internet of Things" brings us a growing number of smart, connected products across both consumer and industrial sectors, and opens the door to new opportunities and also new challenges that are presented to the electronics industry.
Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is applied in many cases to help develop new products rapidly, but the approach and the associated solutions have to swiftly evolve to address these challenges and support the growing demands of the connected Industrial Internet world.
In this session, we will see how systems approaches can drive the strategies, and look for execution that serves those aspirations.
Today, in the engineering space, systems engineering and PLM are, for the most part, tackled as two separate disciplines. Whilst systems engineering is used in the early phases to simulate the concept, PLM then comes into play in the more detailed elements of design.
At Airbus, Anders Romare, VP, Engineering, feels this is an inefficient and siloed way of working. With both principles working to optimize the overall design of the product/service, Anders walks us through what they are doing to integrate the two and how this has impacted the overall lifecycle.
Saab Kockums operate in a highly competitive business designing, manufacturing and supporting warships and submarines. What makes this business extra challenging is the duration of projects, the life time of products and the engineering complexity involved. By applying a standard based and open platform the company has taken several steps along the journey of PLM maturity with current implementation of a Standards Based Backbone Architecture and starting to explore opportunities with an Innovative Shared Information Environment. Saab Kockums is now looking into win-win business opportunities involving their customers in the extended Digital Thread and Digital Twin.