Strategies to Quantify MBD's Value Proposition

Let’s assume that your organization already recognizes the competitive advantage that a more robust implementation of Model-Based Definition (MBD) could offer. So what’s holding you back? Establishing a return on investment (ROI) metrics relevant to your Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) will help your organization quantify the MBE’s value proposition that is germane to your organization.

These ROI metrics are individualized, and are heavily linked to your products, industry, business practices and processes. Understanding the breadth of the MBD and MBE value proposition is complex and requires expertise that spans many organizations, including, but not limited to engineering, management, manufacturing, quality and inspection, procurement, supply chain, sustainment and IT.

DSA President

DSA President

Kenn Hartman will discuss the MBE/MBD value proposition, including strategies and metrics important for generating credible ROI data, at the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (CIC) in Washington, DC on October 29, 2015.

3D CIC Registration and Agenda Info:

Presentation Title: The MBE Value Stream – Capabilities and Value Proposition


  • Assessing capability and maturity
  • Quantifying return on investment
  • Identifying implementation strategies


Adopting Model-Based Definition (MBD) is imperative for maintaining competitive advantage. Find out methods to evaluate your Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) capability and maturity, identify your MBE framework, and increment your maturity level. What are the capabilities that you need? What are the value propositions? To establish credible Return on Investment (ROI) data, you must evaluate your organization. Find out what metrics could be used to generate credible ROI. Find out strategies to implement a Model-Based Environment to leverage design re-use and Knowledge-Based Engineering through digital practices: design, planning, manufacturing, inspection, operations, and Manufacturing Execution Systems.


Kenn Hartman has been working in the Design Engineering Space for more than 35 years as a CAD, CAE, and PLM Process Analyst, System Engineer, and Program Manager. Most recently, Kenn has been engaged to assist clients in understanding current capability maturity for MBE, establish targeted evolutions through increasing maturity levels, develop value propositions for MBE, and assist clients to execute end to end.

More about 3D CIC:

The 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress will focus on topics by real users of MBD or MBE with the theme of “Enabling the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE).” To learn more, please click here.

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