Supply Chain Analysis for YOUR Organization - Learn More!
Home Calendar Industry Events IMTS spark: Supply Chain Focus: Foundational Supply Chain MBD Capabilities

IMTS spark: Supply Chain Focus: Foundational Supply Chain MBD Capabilities

To realize the benefits of Industry 4.0, the Digital Twin, and Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) in the supply chain, foundational Model-Based Definition (MBD) capabilities are required. MBD adds machine-readable Product Manufacturing Information to 3D CAD models to create a “complete” product definition. MBD reduces variability during data translation, provides more accurate product definition information and enables wider and faster dissemination.

In this IMTS Spark session, we connect with Jennifer Herron, founder and owner of Action Engineering, an organization with more than 12 years of experience helping large and small companies achieve the benefits of MBD. Jennifer will explain how MBD has enabled improvements of 80 percent in one area alone while exploring three major topics:

  1. Product Definition (PD) requirements captured in 3D datasets.
  2. Tracing, automating, and feeding-back digital engineering changes between the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and the supply chain.
  3. Tracing, automating, and feeding-back inspection data that certifies that the end-item is built as specified.

Conference: IMTS Spark Showcase

Type: Business of Manufacturing

IMTS spark

IMTS spark is a digital destination on the latest manufacturing technology products, software, and solutions. Scroll through IMTS exhibitor showrooms, see the latest industry advancements, attend LIVE or on-demand machine demos, join conference sessions, access Knowledge Centers on technology trends, and interact with industry experts, exhibitors, and colleagues.

Unlock the magic of IMTS and the power of manufacturing. Create your complimentary MySpark planner to gain access to amazing solutions and lead yourself and your team to greater heights.

Running from September 2020 – March 2021.

Jennifer Herron

Founder & CEO

Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business specializing in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, which maintains the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with the hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, and as such, is an expert in multiple CAD packages (e.g., Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor). She holds a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism and is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook. Because standards are the lynchpin to a digital transformation, she serves on the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.

The event is finished.


Feb 19 2021


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 19 2021
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

More Info

Read More




The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Read More