IDC PeerScape: Practices for Model-Based Systems Engineering
This IDC study shares best practices in a critically important approach to designing, engineering, and improving connected products across their lifetimes: model-based systems engineering. The research is based on discussions with manufacturers across complex discrete industries that increasingly need to design and develop products in a systems-driven way that incorporates data, processes, and resources from mechanical, electrical, software, and manufacturing engineering. "With complex products, demand, and markets and more people (engineers and non-engineers) involved in the product development process, manufacturers are moving to an agile development and engineering approach to making products so the organization can respond to changes and new requirements as quickly as possible. Extended groups of partners and suppliers are rapidly becoming design partners in industries like consumer electronics and automotive — they now need a total systems view of products so they understand where their design or innovation will fit in to the bigger connected product. This is yet another scenario where MBSE and a digital twin with rich product and process content, complemented by analytics, would greatly accelerate the collaboration and innovation process," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategy.