Decentralization of manufacturing systems has amplified the problem of collecting and communicating the product and process specifications needed to make decisions about design, production, and supply chains tasks while delivering products to market. For example, with the growth of global production networks, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have increasingly become system integrators rather than just manufacturers. Further, the difficulty of gathering actionable intelligence and lessons learned from processes later in the lifecycle to ensure better decision making earlier in the lifecycle is also amplified.
Thus, manufacturers need the ability to manage the development / redevelopment and deployment of new sub-systems in the immediate presence of legacy applications and systems. Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) must address this industrial need by coupling existing technologies with trusted cyber-physical systems (CPS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable advanced configuration management of the product lifecycle. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and others advocate that making emerging technologies accessible to SMEs will ensure the U.S. industrial base remains competitive. MBE supports U.S. industry's competitiveness and address industry's need for interoperability across decentralized systems.
The goal of the MBE Summit is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in design, manufacturing, quality assurance, and sustainment of products and processes where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in a product's lifecycle. The theme of the MBE Summit 2019 is Democratizing the Implementation of MBE. The model-based community has moved beyond the question of “why is MBE important?” to “how do we deploy MBE?”. The 10th MBE Summit is focused on highlighting the long history of MBE and real-world implementations of MBE in practice. Academia, government, and industry practitioners are encouraged to submit papers topics related to this year’s theme using the following tracks: 1) Systems Engineering and Lifecycle Management; 2) Design; 3) Manufacturing; 4) Quality and Inspection; and 5) Operations, Logistics, and Sustainment.
View the event program (with speakers and abstracts) at: https://easychair.org/smart-program/MBE2019/