Jennifer Herron to Present at NIST’s MBE Summit 2017

Action Engineering is pleased to announce that Jennifer Herron, CEO, will give two presentations at NIST’s Model-Based Enterprise Summit, April 3-6, 2017 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This will be Action Engineering’s 8th year supporting the MBE Summit. 

The purpose of the MBE Summit is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a digital 3D model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in the product’s lifecycle. The theme for NIST’s MBE Summit 2017 is “Normalizing the Model-Based Enterprise.” Presentations will follow four technical tracks: Systems Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, and Quality.

Jennifer Herron will present on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Evolve or Dissolve – Effective MBD/MBE Strategy and Benefits

Tuesday, April 4th // 10:40 am // Systems Engineering & Design combined tracks

Discovering your organization’s primary motivation and pain points are essential to effectively implement an MBD/MBE strategy. Action Engineering’s CEO will share the top areas for companies to focus in order to be successful in implementing Model-Based Definition (MBD) inside a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE). Learn answers to our most commonly asked questions like: What does a fully integrated digital enterprise look like? How can MBD enable smart manufacturing systems? How can multi-CAD global operations work with multi-CAD MBD? Why would I bother with MBD?

MBD Supplier Readiness

Wednesday, April 5th // 4:20 pm // Manufacturing & Quality combined tracks

Your organization may be “all in” – but what about your suppliers? Are your suppliers willing to keep pace or lagging behind? Are you keeping them “in the loop”? The benefits of Model-Based Definition (MBD) for your organization cannot be fully realized until your suppliers are operating at your capability level. Data from ROI of MBD surveys conducted by Action Engineering and Lifecycle Insights will be shared in an effort to learn more from this critical group of MBD users.

Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business. She serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as chair of the ASME Y14.46 Subcommittee on Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing. Additionally, Ms. Herron is a committee member of ASME Y14.47 Digital Product Definition Data: Model Organization Schema Practices, and ASME Y14.37 Composite Part Drawings. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with hardware design, spacecraft flight hardware mechanisms and structures, large deployed radiators, ground robotics, and spacecraft layout. Ms. Herron regularly gives public seminars and consults on model-based topics and leads in-house CAD based trainings. She is an expert in multiple CAD packages, such as Creo, NX, and SOLIDWORKS. In addition to her involvement on many flight satellite systems, Ms. Herron has designed military robot platforms and has a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism. She is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook, published in 2013.

For more info and to register, visit the MBE Summit 2017 event website.

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