You have a communication problem. A communication problem between development organizations, disciplines, et al. that result in expensive miscues (in fact you plan as much as half your program schedules to deal with late discovered system integration problems). Systems Engineering (SE) is in the business of integrating the various disciplines to create an integrated product. Yet their document-oriented communication and isolated modeling tools can't solve the integration problem since they are disconnected from the product lifecycle. Siemens is introducing Integrated MBSE (iMBSE) solution to integrate SE with the product lifecycle enabling product development (including suppliers) to start integrated and stay integrated.
Integrated MBSE transforms your multi-domain product development processes
With integrated MBSE we bring product architecture and requirements into the product lifecycle allowing it to drive downstream product development, gluing/ holding the entire multi-disciplinary product development process together. The resulting integrated architecture becomes the active blueprint for everyone involved to ensure everyone is always on the same page allowing management to orchestrate complex global development projects while ensuring all participants are working from the same sheet of music.
Key learnings of integrated MBSE introduction
Having everyone on the same page with PLM-integrated MBSE can save as much as half your program schedule/resources that you currently include in your risk management plan by avoiding late-cycle system integration surprises:
- Start with integrated product architecture & requirements delivered to everyone (including suppliers) through PLM
- SE artifacts/elements participating in standard PLM services (change, variation, workflow, etc.)
- Integrated standard systems design methodology backed up by online training/curriculum
- Extended into the supply chain to maintain a closed-loop continuous development process