February 19, 2019
RFQ Processes and MBDs: Are Suppliers Capable?
Many executives are interested in rolling MBD efforts out to their supply chain. Yet, they have concerns: are the suppliers ready? In this video and post, we share some findings on that topic.
December 19, 2017
An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits
Careful, it is easy to underestimate the benefits of an MBD initiative. This finding looks at the root cause of the miscalculation.
December 12, 2017
A MBD Cautionary Tale: Overestimating the Benefits
Any successful MBD initiative needs executive buy-in. However, overestimating the benefits of transitioning to MBD is a common mistake, as this finding proves.
November 20, 2017
Migrating to Fully Annotated Models
Some organizations blindly pursue a Model-Based Definition initiative by trying to take everything traditionally included on a fully annotated drawing and transitioning that to a fully annotated model. That, unfortunately, results in unexpected, and unwanted, results.
November 9, 2017
Migrating to Minimally Annotated Models
Instead of replicating fully annotated drawings as fully annotated models, some organizations are only minimally annotated their models. Such practices yield a number of benefits.
November 1, 2017
Migrating to Minimally Annotated Drawings
Migrating to Model-Based Definitions isn't the only documentation oriented initiative in engineering. Some organizations are looking to save time by only including the absolutely required information to define the part to be manufactured. Such efforts are paying off.