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MITIGATING E/E SYSTEMS COMPLEXITY IN THE AUTOMOTIVE AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES

The complexity of E/E systems architecture is growing at a startling rate in the automotive and aerospace industries.

This brief offers more detail on the issues driving increased complexity in the automotive and aerospace industries. Then it explores the rising need for collaboration across supply chains and engineering teams to mitigate complexity, and discusses the role of SaaS solutions as a powerful enabler.

OVERCOMING GROWING E/E SYSTEMS COMPLEXITY IN SMALL COMPANIES

Today, engineering and manufacturing companies are entering a new era of complexity. 

This brief guides smaller engineering and manufacturing companies in addressing this product development challenge. It looks closely at the issues driving rising E/E complexity, assesses the need for more collaboration and coordination across suppliers and engineering teams, and analyzes the impact of cloud-based SaaS solutions.

THE ENGINEERING PRODUCTIVITY DILEMMA: IS MBD THE ANSWER?

Many organizations are working to improve their design documentation processes. Such investment can take many forms and include a range of initiatives.

 This brief unpacks how initiatives affect engineering productivity for manufacturers of varying digital maturity. It explains how and why companies often use reduced annotation initiatives with an MBD. It also details how new automation capabilities increase an organization’s engineering productivity.

THE 2021 MBD BENCHMARK REPORT

Every product development executive has to juggle time, tasks, and resources. In today’s climate, however, leaders are consistently being asked to do more in less time and balance conflicting constraints.

To help shed light on how manufacturers are pursuing MBD initiatives, we conducted the 2020 Model-Based Definition Study. This report found that most successful organizations not only create an MBD, but also employ model-based practices across procurement, manufacturing, service, and more to maximize the MBD’s value.

THE BENEFITS OF MODEL-BASED DEFINITION INITIATIVES

Manufacturers rely on design documentation to successfully drive the entire development process. Design documentation acts as the definition that guides all activities, including manufacturing, procurement, quality, and service, so it is no surprise that companies continue to invest in improving their documentation practices. 

One innovation that is gaining momentum in the field is the use of an MBD. This eBook is a primer for the changes needed to pave the way for an MBD initiative, detailing the creation and consumption of an MBD as well as highlighting the benefits manufacturers can realize from it.

REALIZING VALUE FROM MBD INITIATIVES

To better balance time and complexity across the product development process, many manufacturers are looking to MBD initiatives, or the practice of using 3D models with embedded PMI instead of traditional 2D drawings. 

This eBook outlines how manufacturers can quickly and effectively get value out of an MBD initiative. It details how the engineering organization and other functional departments should create and consume the MBD to achieve consistency and success.

GOING BEYOND SIMULATION-DRIVEN PRODUCT DESIGN

Today’s products, whether they fall into the industrial or consumer categories, are becoming increasingly complex. To develop these new products, engineering teams rely on new, modern digital strategies.

This report reviews how companies can benefit from introducing a more progressive, integrated, and connected design-simulation approach using a common platform.  The result is a more efficient, sustainable, collaborative, and lower-risk working environment for design and simulation teams—who can then develop superior designs in a shorter amount of time.

HOW DO I EFFICIENTLY CREATE AND MANAGE A SINGLE, ACCURATE BOM?

The BOM is a critical piece of product development. Once engineering develops this deliverable, downstream departments use it to guide development, from design to manufacturing to maintenance.

This eBook will focus on the challenges of BOM management and how a cloud-based SaaS approach can help organizations overcome those challenges.

HOW DO I ACCELERATE THE ENGINEERING CHANGE PROCESS?

Manufacturing executives want to see product development progress from design to manufacturing, with few changes. 

No matter what a business’s needs may be, companies benefit from strong change management processes. This eBook will discuss change management in general and highlight how a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach can help organizations better tackle it.