Manufacturing Research Seminar Series:
Towards Integrated Product, Process, and Logistics Viewpoints in Model-based Enterprises
Dr. Thomas Hedberg
Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The White Houses National Security Strategy says producing the needed parts and systems, healthy and secure supply chains, and a skilled U.S. workforce is essential for ensuring the Nations economic and national security. In executing a Digital Engineering Strategy, the United States Department of Defense believes a successful digital transformation of manufacturing using digital and model-based engineering practices will address enduring challenges associated with complexity, uncertainty, and rapid change in deploying and using systems. A 2016 Deloitte report recommends that individual manufacturers should also recognize making sourcing or location decisions largely based on cost alone is not a sustainable strategy. McKinsey found making decisions on how and where best to deploy digital, automated, and analytic technologies is difficult in todays manufacturing environment due to organizations legacy states and the existing interconnections between customer-facing and internal processes. For decades, manufacturers have been chasing the ability to make efficient and effective decisions on how best to plan product routings and manage inventory forecasting. Manufacturers use the formula where profits are equal to the selling price of their services minus the cost of operating those services. Small and Medium Enterprises are more sensitive to that formula because they have less flexibility in absorbing under-performing profit estimates. Manufacturers want the ability to answer questions in near-real-time such as: 1) how do I make my inventory management more efficient or 2) how do I match the supply of product that Im making with the actual demand? Support for a vibrant domestic manufacturing sector, a solid defense industrial base, and resilient supply chains is a national priority. In response, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Program to develop and deploy advances in standards, test methods, and measurement science that enable manufacturers to integrate system, service, product, process, and logistics models across the manufacturing enterprise. This talk will start by briefing the audience on the problems and opportunities for research and development in smart manufacturing. Then, the talk will conclude with an overview of the MBE Program at NIST.
Dr. Thomas Hedberg, Jr. is a Mechanical Engineer in the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is the Program Manager of the NIST Model-Based Enterprise program and the Co-Leader of the NIST Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed. His current research focus is in the areas of digital-product design, smart-manufacturing systems, and product-lifecycle management. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Hedberg was a Senior Mechanical Engineer and Technical Lead of the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) group at Honeywell Aerospace. In this role, he developed a strategy and implementation of MBE in Honeywells aerospace operations. Dr. Hedberg is a Voting Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.37, Y14.41, and Y14.47 subcommittees from the ASME Y14 suite of standards and the technical steering group chair of the ASME MBE Committee. Dr. Hedberg earned a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, a M.Eng. in Engineering Management with a concentration on Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Hedberg is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the States of Arizona and Maryland.
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