Are We Ready? Findings from the MBD Supplier Readiness Study


Are We Ready? Findings from the MBD Supplier Readiness Study

Presenting findings from the 2018 MBD Supplier Readiness Study.

Many engineering executives are now confident that MBD can deliver significant benefits. Yet, a number of them hesitate because of the uncertainty in their supplier’s readiness to use MBD deliverables.

The purpose of this survey-based study is to assess the readiness of suppliers, whether they be internal organizations or external companies, in the adoption of MBD across quoting, machining, tooling design, inspection, and engineering change functions.

Findings from this study will give engineering executives insight into the current adoption of model-based practices and processes. But more importantly, it will allow them to understand if suppliers are currently capable, even if they are not currently employing those capabilities.


Chad Jackson
Chief Analyst
Lifecycle Insights

Chad Jackson is an analyst, researcher, and blogger providing insights on technologies used to enable engineers. As a prolific writer, he has published educational thought leadership topics hundreds of times. As a sought-after speaker, he has presented dozens of times both domestically and internationally. As an astute researcher, he has surveyed thousands of engineering organizations as part of his research studies. As a commonsense co-host of numerous web shows, he has debated and pushed limits on critical issues. Overall, Chad is an influential, independent, and insightful voice on technologies used to design products.

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