System engineering is critical. But what technologies are really needed to support it? That question is debated here.
OK. Why did I take this position? Well, it’s easy. Most of the product data and information already reside in PLM systems. Furthermore, most of the Bill of Material (BOM) representations are there as well. When you go through the system engineering process, you allocate requirements to items in the BOM, regardless of which engineering discipline the originate from. So it seems only natural to me that you should manage that allocation in the place where BOM and product information is managed: PLM.
Back in the win column!
For the consequence this time, we went to twitter. Which was obviously a monster mistake. I had to sing ‘I’m a little teapot’ song with a tutu.
Why do I do this show?
Tech4PD is a web show hosted by Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights and Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity that covers the most important issues in technologies used for product development. The shows include a debate. The loser of each debate must fulfill a painful or embarassing consequence shown on the next show.
Today’s “Smart” products embody elements of mechanical, electrical and software design. That makes the requirements increasingly interdependent. Systems engineering is the integration of these functions into a unified design. In this episode, Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown and Lifecycle Insights' Chad Jackson debate whether systems engineering is ready to be integrated in the PLM system, or should stand apart using best-of-breed applications.