Orchestrate Your Technical Program With Model Based Systems Engineering

Accelerating Productivity through Digital Transformation

In today's world of complex and innovative product designs, OEMs must be able to move faster than their competition while managing program risk. More innovation means more complexity, which in turn, can mean more program risk as these product integration issues can slow down the process and drive up costs.

Companies have realized that aircraft requirements must grow in both total number and rigor if they are to deliver the best and safest possible product. Designing, validating, certifying and delivering aircrafts to market certainly becomes more difficult. In view of this challenge, leaders at aerospace companies are placing more importance on the systems engineering function to identify and manage the requirements, interactions and interfaces that accompany this increased level of complexity.

To take advantage of complexity and compete successfully, companies must embrace digitalization—bringing the physical and digital worlds together in a comprehensive digital twin and thread. In doing this, they can take once complex programs and make them simple, while turning the long design process into one of speed and agility.

Model-based systems engineering, MBSE, brings a new level of integration and efficiency to complex systems and processes across the many multi-domain challenges aerospace manufacturers face today. It contains the digital thread of all the requirements, the product architecture, the system simulations, safety analysis, software, electrical and mechanical interfaces, enabling integration management throughout the entire product development. It also orchestrates the entire technical program by finding the optimal solution through multi-disciplinary optimization.

MBSE traces design decisions, tracks requirements and their verification, monitors key technical performance indicators in real-time, integrates the supply chain and work-packages in collaborative digital thread environment, and more.

By treating model-based systems engineering as a crucial element of overall program execution, organizations can support the creation of reliable, compliant, and innovative products that map back to the original concept regardless of the new complexity that innovation brings. Implementing the right tools to support program wide orchestration will be the underpinning that enables companies to approach model-based systems engineering through this new lens and enable transformational change in their programs.

Siemens Digital Industries Software and its Xcelerator portfolio have been at the forefront of developing and evolving tools, processes and solutions required to advance the digital transformation beginning with model based systems engineering as well as advanced program execution to design, engineer and manufacture the connected domains of today's modern digital enterprise. Visit our webpage to learn more about Orchestrating your technical program with Model Based Systems Engineering.