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PLM Road Map™ 2015 for the Aerospace & Defense Industry Featuring 3D CIC

October 28-29, 2015 | Westfields Marriott | Washington, Dulles 

Day 1 Day 2

October 28 | Status Check and Next Steps for Aerospace & Defense OEMs and their Supply Chain Partners (Facilitated by CIMdata's PLM Road Map)
  1. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast in the PLM Collaboration Café​
  2. 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. | Welcome
    Stan Przybylinski, Vice President, CIMdata [Bio]
  3. 8:15 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. | Digital Product Definition & Why Standards Matter
    Henrik Weimer, Head of PLM Architecture & Innovation, Airbus [Bio]
    Due to significant growth and diversification in the aerospace industry, the typical OEM's role has evolved from a high degree of vertical integration, to a focus on product architecture and product integration. As a consequence, collaboration across companies has become a key success factor in today’s product development, requiring strong processes as well as method and tools integration. This presentation will reflect on the challenges posed by this re-focus on product integration across multiple industrial partners, and show how the use of open interoperability standards can help overcome some strong challenges.
  4. 8:55 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. | PLM Vignette: New Approaches to ALM-PLM Cross-Discipline Systems Development
    Doug MacDonald, Product Marketing Director, Aras Corp. [Bio]
    Comprehensive management of products and systems requires the integration of processes and data across numerous engineering disciplines. A key challenge has been the diversity of lifecycle support for products, systems, hardware and software that is available across different platforms for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Experts from Airbus, IBM, and Aras have taken a new approach to ALM/PLM integration to create a reference architecture implementation utilizing the OASIS Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC). This presentation will show what can be achieved using real world scenarios for faster development, improved cross-discipline coordination, and reduced errors in the flow of critical information in engineering complex systems-centric products.
  5. 9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | 3D MBD for Aircraft Type Certification, an OEM's Viewpoint
    Dan Ganser, PLM Staff Scientist, Gulfstream Aerospace [Bio]
    The excitement of Model-Based Type Design value statements should not completely overshadow the incredible pain that will be felt maintaining and distributing the 3D electronic type data. This presentation will share Gulfstream’s approach to 3D MBD including the FAA approval trials and pains. The presentation will introduce the current approach, its pain points and the future dream including the sharing of Type data with suppliers and partners.
  6. 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | PLM Vignette: Future Factory Today
    Michel J. Tellier, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Dassault Systèmes [Bio]
    This presentation will highlight Dassault Systèmes manufacturing planning and execution solution for aerospace and defense companies. Part of a Model-Based Enterprise approach, the solutions accelerate meeting production targets – allowing companies to reach full production rate faster - and increases manufacturing capacity. Based on DELMIA Apriso, the solutions offer aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and large suppliers the ability to implement lean practices and meet demand without sacrificing either quality or schedule. One way this is possible is through the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) feature that allows plant leaders to monitor, control, and validate all aspects of global manufacturing operations, including the extended supply chain, with digital precision.

  7. 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café ​

  8. 10:40 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Issues and Remedies for PLM Technology Obsolescence in Aerospace & Defense
    Thomas A. Gill, Practice Manager, PLM Enterprise Value & Integration, CIMdata Inc. [Bio]
    Technology obsolescence can be viewed as a positive phenomenon because obsolescence occurs when new solutions are available that can improve a user company’s business performance. However, there are negative aspects to a company’s response to technology obsolescence: 1) the cost of the technology refresh, and 2) the risk of data loss during migration. Within aerospace and defense (A&D) these consequences can be particularly severe. As a result, most A&D companies view technology obsolescence as a negative, and focus on postponement and containment of technology transitions. In this presentation, CIMdata reports on recent research identifying the major causal factors driving the negative consequences of technology obsolescence and mitigation methods for countering their impact. Specific proactive strategies for user companies and for solution providers will be presented and discussed.
  9. 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | PLM Vignette: Managing Culture Change in a Model-Based Enterprise
    David Baum, President, Strategic Manufacturing Technologies (previously Raytheon), for ITI Inc. [Bio]
    The technical challenges posed by implementing a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) are often compounded by changes to a manufacturing program’s culture, human resource roles, and management expectations. This presentation offers high-level recommendations for pro-actively managing culture change within a MBE business strategy. Attendees will receive practical tips and candid advice, along with a detailed white paper, titled, “Managing Culture Change in a Model-Based Enterprise.”
  10. 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 3D Model Based Definition at Embraer
    Aldo Norio Teshima, CAD Technology Supervisor, Embraer [Bio]
    Over recent years, Embraer has implemented 3D Model-Based Definition to maximize productivity in product development and also to improve quality of information flow to downstream business disciplines. This presentation will cover many aspects of the implementation journey starting from primary parts, systems installation, structural and riveted assemblies, and integration of electrical assemblies, including data re-purposing for technical publications, up to extended enterprise visualization.

  11. 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  12. 1:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. | Influencing Standards for Data Storage and Exchange
    Jeff Plant, Chief Process Architect and Director of Business Capabilities, Boeing Commercial Airplanes [Bio]
    All major PLM software providers offer commercial capability for conversion of their native format files into standard formats. Unfortunately, these conversions are neither complete nor consistent, nor do they address advanced CAD features. This presentation explores strategies to influence future progress in closing the gap between native and standard formats. A critical prerequisite is knowing where to place the lever. Boeing has done considerable research into the status and potential of relevant standards such as STEP for PLM information storage and exchange and JT and 3DPDF for real time collaboration and data exchange. We are increasing our presence, partnering and collaborating with others to collectively influence an informed decision and to press for timely adoption within the industry.
  13. 1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. | PLM Vignette: Configuration Management as the Information Framework for Full Lifecycle Systems Engineering
    Anurag Jain, Global Practice Lead, New Product Innovation & Life Cycle Processes, Manufacturing Innovation & Transformation Group, Tata Consultancy Services [Bio]
    With the deeply ingrained practice of structure-based management of product definition during development and production (i.e. eBOM, mBOM), it has proven difficult to manage the inflow of upstream requirements from the market or downstream verification and validation data from field operations. The fundamentals of Systems Engineering and Configuration Management are revisited in this presentation to look at Configuration as a flexible thread shaped within the context of a Product Order or New Product requirements. The thread offers lean and agile means of managing product structure through the lifecycle and has the ability to retain a record of the context that formed it. The structure would be derivative of and not imposed upon the product lifecycle. With the advent of digital forces, data deluge, complexity of all sorts in the marketplace and in the field – revisiting Configuration Management through the perspective of full lifecycle Systems Engineering offers great potential to leapfrog, rather than being held captive by legacy systems.
  14. 2:10 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Complementing Complex PLM Systems with Simplified User Interfaces
    Rachel Bray, PLM & Document Management Specialist, CERN European Laboratory for Particle Physics  [Bio]
    Composed of over 100 million components, costing over 5 billion euros and involving 111 nations in the design, manufacturing, and maintenance phases, the Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most complex machine in the world. CERN, the world’s largest research center for particle physics, faces the challenge of providing PLM tools, which users, from different backgrounds and distributed locations, can quickly assimilate and easily employ. This presentation details: exploring CERN’s PLM strategy of using powerful commercial PLM tools with simplified web interfaces; how to improve user experience through customization, training, and communication; how to simplify, streamline, and deploy a more efficient set of tools; maximizing ROI and bringing user experience to the next level; and sharing use cases, scenarios, and examples.
  15. 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | PLM Vignette: Adaptive Systems - Critical Aspect of any A&D Roadmap
    Barry Chapman, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Siemens PLM Software [Bio]
    Joed Dougherty, IPDM Program Manager, The Boeing Company [Bio]
    A&D companies today must adapt to the ever changing business environment. Programs are continually challenged with meeting cost, schedule, and technical requirements. IT groups within the A&D companies who must provide the technology to the programs are also challenged with inserting new technologies into their environment. These capabilities allow programs to take advantage of advancing technologies, enable better processes and reduce cost. The ability to leverage and build an adaptive system is critical for any A&D PLM technology roadmap. The presentation will discuss the Siemens approach to adaptive systems and the Boeing results through a current partnership.

  16. 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  17. 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Long Term Archiving and Retrieval of Digital Product & Technical Data (LOTAR)
    Phil Rosche, co-leader of the CAx Implementor Forum, LOTAR International  [Bio]
    This presentation covers the history of the LOTAR International Project which brings together the work started in the US by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) supported by PDES, Inc. and included similar work started in Europe by the Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe – Standardization (ASD-Stan) supported by ProSTEP iViP. The presentation goes on to discuss what LOTAR is currently doing as well as describe future endeavors. The discussion will conclude with how you and your company may join this effort to preserve your company’s most important asset for the next several decades to come.
  18. 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. | The Platformization of PLM
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata [Bio]
    The platformization of PLM is underway. It is the culmination of three irresistible trends: the evolution of the personal productivity tools, the migration of discrete end-to-end lifecycle-management capabilities to the extended enterprise level, and greater cross-functional and extended enterprise collaboration. PLM platforms of the future will be the foundation upon which functional capabilities, data, and processes are enabled and executed—everything users need, when they need it, all in one place. The near-term the goal is to enable the innovation essential to the creation of physical and digital products, systems (a combination of the physical and the digital), and services. This presentation will discuss this rapidly evolving trend and provide a look into the future of PLM enablement.
  19. 4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Conference Closes for the Day: Next steps for the A&D Action Group
    James Roche, Practice Manager, Aerospace & Defense, CIMdata [Bio]

Plan to join us for Happy Hour and a networking reception from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

October 29 | Enabling a Model-Based Enterprise in Enterprise PLM (Facilitated by Longview Advisors' 3D CIC)

  1. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast in the PLM Collaboration Café​
  2. 8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. | Welcome
    Dr. David Prawel, President, Longview Advisors and Producer of 3D CIC [Bio]
  3. 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. | Managing Change Using Models in an Ever Changing Supply Chain
    Bob Deragisch, Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services, Parker Aerospace [Bio]
    Bob Deragisch has been working the benefits and challenges of the digital thread using 3D models for over eight years. His organization sits right smack in the middle of a complex supply chain in the aerospace, automotive, and mechanical hardware industries. Managing engineering changes is a critical step for Parker-Hannifin's business strategy. This presentation will discuss where Parker-Hannifin fits in the supply chain, what drives the engineering changes, and understanding that one size does not fit all because each program has unique challenges and the technology is rapidly marching forward.TANSTAAFL and somebody has to pay, but the question is who? Now, multiply by 40, divide by the square root of the parts on the BOM, add the platform model number, and make it lighter! Serious challenges require serious change.
  4. 8:40 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. | Enabling System-of-Systems PLM with Digital Thread support from Design to Manufacturing, Inspection, and Beyond
    Thomas Hedberg, Jr., P.E., Project Co-leader of the NIST Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing Project, National Institute of Standards and Technology [Bio]
    Achieving industry's vision to deploy Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) requires the creation of a single “digital thread.” This presentation will provide a briefing on work being undertaken at NIST in developing data curation and observation methods using system-of-systems PLM in support of smart manufacturing. Methodology gaps and recommendations for solutions will be presented. Lastly, a summary of metrics, results, and information from NIST studies to support widespread industrial confidence and adoption of MBE will be shared.
  5. 9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. | Communicating a New Way of Doing Business – 3D PDFs the Boeing Way
    Joed Dougherty, IPDM Program Manager, The Boeing Company, The Boeing Company [Bio]
    This presentation will take a look at what the MBD looks like in a 3D PDF. It will review the design and manufacturing authority and whether they different. Finally, the challenges of deriving 3D geometry and PMI from the original (native) CAD will be discussed.
  6. 9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | Exploring the Advantages of the 3D Product Model to Build Ships
    Dennis Jarabak, Information Systems Project Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding [Bio]
    A fully digital shipbuilding environment offers many efficiency and cost saving benefits to the shipbuilder but also introduces significant changes to the way we do business. A research project that explores and evaluates a number of discrete shipbuilding enterprise processes was undertaken. This presentation will offer an overview of the digital shipbuilding project which, upon successful completion, will advance industry understanding of the needs of participants in the shipbuilding enterprise in order to take advantage of advanced technology design and management tools.

  7. 10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café ​

  8. 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. | Classic Mistakes in MBD – How they Can Impact Early Benefits
    Norm Crawford, President, Crawford Dimensional Management [Bio]
    When implementing Model-Based Definition, people often try to simply change from adding tolerance information from the 2D drawing format to the 3D model. However, to gain early benefits from the model based enterprise process and to avoid losing downstream benefits, classic mistakes need to be avoided. This presentation will discuss these implementation mistakes and provide some examples of the related benefits that can be impacted.
  9. 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. | How do you rate in MBE?
    Rich Eckenrode, President & Principal Consultant, RECON Services Incorporated [Bio]
    Several years ago, a MBE Capability Index was developed and published to The Index established levels of capability (0 to 6) for becoming a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD) or 3D annotated models. The intent of the index is to allow an organization to self-assess their MBE capability and to identify distinctive steps along the implementation journey. The index allowed different levels of capability for each of the functional areas. In 2015, U.S. Army Mantech funded a revision of the MBE Capability Index to update it with current technology and process capabilities evident today. In this presentation learn about the results of that update.
  10. 11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. | What Does MBD look like for Organic Engineering in the U.S. Navy?
    John Schmelzle, Mechanical Engineer, NAVAIR [Bio]
    The U.S. Navy has been investigating MBE and MBD with a few pilot projects. This includes ways to leverage Additive Manufacturing by creating methods for data strategies, processes and file formats for design, quality, and inspection. In this presentation find out what the Navy has discovered, and about the challenges and benefits of the technology, standards, and culture.

  11. 12:10 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  12. 1:25 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. | Building the Ship Before the Ship is Built
    Ben Kassel, Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division [Bio]
    Shipbuilding combines the problems of mechanical design and assembly with Architectural Engineering and Construction. The product may contain millions of parts, have a service life of over 50 years, and in the case of naval vessels, be required to withstand unreasonable levels of shock, vibration, and other environmental conditions. The share of the shipbuilding industry within the MBE segment is infinitesimally small in both the AEC market and the Aerospace and Automotive markets providing little to no leverage over the direction of future products. The presence of the model based definition is on the rise across all lifecycle phases of the shipbuilding industry. Whether by accident or design this is the genesis of the model based environment within the shipbuilding industry. This presentation will explore the evolution of the Model-Based Environment within the shipbuilding industry.
  13. 1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. | PLM Vignette: Beyond System Modeling: Extending SysML for Goal-driven Generative Design
    Massimiliano (Max) Moruzzi, Advanced Material Manufacturing Evangelist, Autodesk [Bio]
    SysML provides simple but powerful constructs for modeling a wide range of systems engineering problems. It is particularly effective in specifying requirements, structure, behavior, allocations, and constraints on system properties to support engineering analysis. SysML’s powerful modeling capability is leveraged in the goal-driven generative design process. A focus of this presentation is to demonstrate how design space and alternative solutions can be systematically explored based on the formal design problem defined in SysML. The presentation will show how SysML can guide the generative design process by connecting hierarchical design requirements and goals with system structural, behavioral, and parametric models.
  14. 2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. | ASME Y14 Digital Product Definition Standards Enable MBE and MBD
    Fred Constantino, Project Engineering Advisor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers [Bio]
    It is clear that standard methods are required to enable and codify Model-Based Definition (MBD). The ASME Y14 series has been and will continue to be the defining authority for product definition. ASME’s Y14 series standards are important to the design community and contribute tremendously to “enabling” MBE. This presentation will offer an overview of standards and the importance of the germane Y14 standards or drafts along with their development status, such as latest content overview and release dates. Find out what is updated and what work is left to do. The presentation will cover each relevant MBD standard with an executive summary, latest content overview, and proposed release dates for: ASME Y 14.5, 14.41, 14.41.1, 14.46.

  15. 2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  16. 3:05 p.m – 3:35 p.m. | Quality Information Framework (QIF), The Missing Standard for Quality & Inspection
    Curtis Brown, Consortium Member, QIF [Bio]
    Ray Admire, Consortium Member, QIF [Bio]
    Incompatibilities in manufacturing quality information are costly and impact everyone—it impedes a proactive contribution back to product design and is a huge inhibitor toward achieving a model-based enterprise. Remarkably, the digital metrology community lacked an enterprise-wide standard solution, until now. A significant breakthrough for digital manufacturing was realized in the new ANSI/QIF standard. QIF is the Quality Information Framework, a suite of XML-based information schemas that contain everything from product model definitions with associated GD&T, bill of characteristics, inspection plans, measurement results, to multi-part statistics in a common QIF document format. This presentation will describe the new ANSI QIF 2.0, future enhancements, and will discuss how it is the key enabler for your manufacturing quality to contribute toward digital product realization. Examples of this technology in operation will be shared.
  17. 3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. | The Impact of Standards-Based Interoperability (STEP AP242 and PMI) to enable the Supply Chain
    Phil Rosche, Independent Contractor, Advanced Collaboration Consulting Resources [Bio]
    A NIST funded project provided interesting metrics on driving product manufacturing and inspection using STEP AP 242 with embedded Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). The objectives of this project were to: significantly reduce and/or eliminate re-creation of part-design data, reduce cycle time and cost, provide less risk of downstream error introduction, increase part yield, and provide higher quality products, the first time. This presentation will discuss the project approach, issues and gaps encountered, and metrics that support the project objectives.
  18. 4:05 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. | The MBE Value Stream – Capabilities and Value Proposition
    Kenn Hartman, President, DSA [Bio]
    It is imperative to adopt MBD in order to maintain a competitive advantage. In this presentation find out how to evaluate your MBE capability and maturity, identify your MBE framework, and increment your maturity level. The presentation will further consider the capabilities needed and details about the value proposition. Additionally, you will learn about the metrics that are used to generate credible ROI and what strategies are used to implement a Model-Based Environment to leverage design re-use and Knowledge-Based Engineering practices.
  19. 4:35 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. | Conference Closes for the Day
    Dr. David Prawel, President, Longview Advisors and Producer of 3D CIC [Bio]
  20. 4:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Concluding Remarks
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata [Bio]

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