A Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) is an organization that applies modeling and simulation technologies to integrate and manage its technical and business processes related to production and product lifecycle support. By using product and process models to define, execute, control, and manage all enterprise processes, and by applying science-based simulation and analysis tools to optimize processes at every step of the product life-cycle, it will be possible to substantially reduce the time and cost of product development and delivery. This paper presents an architecture for model-based enterprise focusing on manufacturing. Key infrastructure enablers for MBE and examples of MBE implementations are discussed.
Proceedings Title: 44th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems
Conference Dates: June 1-3, 2011
Conference Location: Madison, WI
Pub Type: Conferences
Model-based enterprise, manufacturing, product data