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Model Based Systems Engineering as an enabler for management of innovation

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Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Företagsekonomiska institutionen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 906 690
Project duration November 2016 - August 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project has been to assess the effects of the utilization of digital, model based, tools and methods for systems engineering, product development and manufacturing of complex product systems. The fulfillment of this purpose has been enabled through the cooperation among project partners, substantial empirical analysis and feedback on the findings from the project.

Expected results and effects

Increasingly sophisticated model based engineering is applied at Saab and Siemens. In product development, complex and integrated virtual system engineering models have replace much physical prototyping. While contributing to improved problem solving capacity, solution variation may also be reduced as model fidelity increases. In the interface between product design and manufacturing,, the findings demonstrate how model based digital tools are used in the design of new routines, enabling negotiations between different organizational units during change processes.

Planned approach and implementation

The Project has been conducted in iterations between specific data colletion (e.g. at company sites using interviews and archival research) and two cross-company workshops. The two companies differ in their implementation of MBSE (Model Based System Engineering) MBD (Model Based Definition). In the concluding phase of the project, company specific analyses using workshops, evaluations and discussions were conducted. These analyses emanated in four manuscripts that have been presented at scientific conferences.

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Last updated 24 April 2019

Reference number 2016-03226

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