It seems that the pandemic has presented more challenges to the supply chain than we’ve ever seen before, but why? To help unpack the challenges of today’s supply chain, today Thom Singer and Craig Brown welcome Jennifer Herron, founder and CEO of Action Engineering. Jennifer works to help manufacturers build resilient futures centered on connected, trusted models. Jennifer is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook and is working to bring vision to the industry so that people can reuse their CAD to their business value. Today she and Craig take a deep dive into the ins and outs of reusing CAD, the many changes in the digitization of the supply chain, and who exactly is driving the standards behind these exciting new changes.
On this podcast, you will learn:
How to reuse your CAD
- This information is not tool-set specific; it’s about exchanging models.
- It’s all about data exchange and exchanging information about a product that needs to be built.
- Communication about acceptable exchanges has to happen between all invested parties.
An overview of changes in the digitized supply chain
- More and more companies are using 3D models to enhance digitization.
- Reusing data to create manufacturing and process models is fun.
- Who is driving the transformation within the supply chain?
- Digital feedback is critical to enhancing what is available in manufacturing now.
- Aerospace and defense systems are leading the way in these changes.
- Traceability provides understanding into where materials came from and when they were manufactured to give insights into the quality of a product.
Standards that help 3D model exchanges
- There are many standards because there are many perspectives and ways to interpret the vast amounts of data.
- Every organization is approaching standards from a different perspective.
- The standards are meant to help purchasing with their jobs.
- Standards also assist in not rewriting everything with every new contract.
- Common language helps in simplifying the standards process for everybody.
Excerpt courtesy of Digital Enterprise Society Podcast.