- Importance of empowering people with the right tool set in MBE adoption.
- Showcase solutions which can help organizations speed up MBE adoption in the enterprise.
Many initiatives in large organization are driven top-down with a business goal in mind. As the KPPs roll or trickle down the hierarchy, each one is expected to contribute to make the dream a reality. However, the tools, equipment, processes, and skill sets needed at each level changes and becomes more detailed. The design floor and the shop floor are the true places where the “tires hit the road”; hence, that’s where businesses must be really equipped to make organizational initiatives such as MBE a success. Empowering people with the right tools, making their life easier, and adopting methodologies to make the transition as seamless as possible will help drive the culture change. In this session, we will look at a few solutions which can help organizations speed up MBE adoption in the enterprise.
Traditionally, organizations have spent a lot of time on drawing reviews even though most organizations now design in 3D. But, 2D drawings continue to be additionally used for supplier exchanges, manufacturing reviews, and for manufacturing on the shop floor. This results in duplication in the system, lack of clarity on the single source of truth and, hence, potential for errors and rework. Solutions like DFMPro can help facilitate manufacturability analysis within the CAD system analyzing not only the 3D geometry but also reading in the PMI information and associated GDT to check for manufacturability issues starting right at the design stage. Glovius facilitates multi-platform collaboration on 3D supporting PMI, markups, and comments. CAMWorks can help eliminate drawings from the shop floor by making the machining process completely model driven. It can not only read and interpret the geometry from the CAD model to understand the right machining features, but it can also use the associated GDT information to decide the right machining strategies.
These are just a few examples which demonstrate the kind of tools users need to be empowered with to drive enterprise accountability for MBE. In many cases, enterprise means the extended enterprise including the supply chain. In many cases, if the supplier in your supply chain does not have the right tools, they will end up re-creating the design to suit their way of working impacting your MBE vision. Having the right focus on these aspects will help organizations achieve business success by adopting MBE throughout the enterprise.
Rahul Rajadhyaksha heads the product management activities for HCL’s technologies and products division which help customers bridge the gap between design and manufacturing. He is a mechanical engineer with over 18 years’ experience in this area, the first decade invested in software programming and project management and the current decade in product management.
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress
The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. The 2018 theme of Enterprise Accountability will bring together real users to share experiences and learn about the topics of Culture & Champions, Quality, and Manufacturing. 3D CIC 2018 will be held October 15-18, 2018 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register at 3dcic.com.