Center Meetings

Digital Engineering Applications for Engineered to Order (ETO) Organizations: Maintaining Competitive Advantage

Case Study at Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR (NSWG-4)

2022 Spring Meeting

Recorded Meeting Video (Part 1)     Recorded Meeting Video (Part 2)

April 12, 2022
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

The US Department of Defense, via the 2018 Digital Engineering Strategy, is transforming its engineering practices to digital engineering, incorporating technological innovations into an integrated, digital, model-based approach.  Simultaneously, industry and academia continue to pace novel methods of digital engineering applications to improve processes and integration of PLM tenets.  This symposium will utilize a case study from Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR (NSWG-4) as a basis for observation and discussion, towards a greater understanding of how digital engineering practices can improve organizational results related to capital assets.   

Agenda

Time

Session

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome, DEC Updates and Meeting Theme & Objectives

Dr. Nathan Hartman – Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Head of Computer Graphics Technology and Digital Enterprise Center Director

9:10 AM – 9:25 AM

Opening remarks, scene-setter, DoD/DoN/NSW DE overview

Applications toward:

  • Enhance Lethality
  • Maintain/Increase Superiority
  • Warfighter Readiness

LCDR David Novotney – Naval Special Warfare Officer/Purdue MS Student (PLM)

9:25 AM – 10:15 AM

Case Study Panel 1: The Combatant Craft Medium - Next: What are new consideration areas for program and platform requirements in a DE organization?

Dr. Thomas Hedberg – Mission Director for Acquisition and Industrial Security, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), University of Maryland

Mr. Michael Hughes – Director of Advanced Connected Products and Digital Twins, Corporate Research and Technology, Cummins

Mr. Tom Mills – NSWG-4 N8 (NSW Requirements Originator) Echelon III Requirements/Sustainment/Combat Systems

LCDR David Novotney – Naval Special Warfare Officer/Purdue MS Student (PLM)

Mr. Don Haupt - Technical Steward for PLM and Engineering Systems, Caterpillar (retired)

10:15 AM – 10:50 AM

Presentation 1: Requirement and Sustainment related DE challenges - NSW

This presentation will discuss current Requirement and Sustainment related challenges regarding DE transformation within NSW.  It will address such questions as: How does NSW currently describe Engineer to Order (ETO) requirements?  What infrastructure currently exists to exploit/utilize data from ETO platforms for modification/sustainment?  How are DE tools being utilized now, and what are the current plans for DE tool application in NSW?  How might DE tools enhance sustainment of the NSW family of craft? 

Mr. Tom Mills – NSWG-4 N8 (NSW Requirements Originator) Echelon III Requirements/Sustainment/Combat Systems

10:50 AM – 11:15 AM

Break and tours of Intelligent Manufacturing Testbed

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Presentation 2: Acquisition related DE challenges - NSW

This presentation will discuss current Requirement related challenges regarding DE transformation within NSW.  It will address such questions as: How does NSW currently execute acquisition of Engineer to Order (ETO) requirements?  What infrastructure currently exists to exploit/utilize data from ETO platforms for modification/sustainment?  How are DE tools being utilized now, and what are the current plans for DE tool application in NSW?  How might DE tools enhance the acquisitions processes related to the NSW family of craft? 

LCDR David Novotney – Naval Special Warfare Officer/Purdue MS Student (PLM)

 
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

A Case Study in Big Iron: Mining Vehicles, Construction Equipment, and DE/PLM

Mining and construction vehicles have always presented a unique application for engineer-to-order operations, and in many cases, a challenging application for digital engineering and PLM methods and tools. The presentation will illustrate an alternate application of these principles compared to a defense-oriented vehicle, yet many of the concepts will be applicable.

Mr. Don Haupt - Technical Steward for PLM and Engineering Systems, Caterpillar (retired)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Case Study Panel 2 (Response): The Combatant Craft Medium - Next: A deeper dive on how requirements may be defined in a DE organization 

Dr. Thomas Hedberg – Mission Director for Acquisition and Industrial Security, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), University of Maryland

Mr. Michael Hughes – Director of Advanced Connected Products and Digital Twins, Corporate Research and Technology, Cummins

Mr. Tom Mills – NSWG-4 N8 (NSW Requirements Originator) Echelon III Requirements/Sustainment/Combat Systems

LCDR David Novotney – Naval Special Warfare Officer/Purdue MS Student (PLM)

Mr. Don Haupt - Technical Steward for PLM and Engineering Systems, Caterpillar (retired)

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break and tours of Intelligent Manufacturing Testbed
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

DE Implementation: Ongoing Research Efforts

This presentation will focus on the DE technologies and processes currently being researched by Academia for ‘like’ platforms to those in the DoD.  It will describe different DE tenet integration techniques that improve PLM functions.  It will address such questions as: What has research indicated regarding OEM PLM implementation? What are some organizational/process changes that need to occur to improve PLM between ETO OEMs and customers?  What types of data should be included in a requirement for ETO contracting bids?

Dr. Thomas Hedberg – Mission Director for Acquisition and Industrial Security, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), University of Maryland

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

DE Implementation: Industry

This presentation will focus on the DE technologies and processes currently being utilized by Industry for ‘like’ platforms to those in DoD.  It will describe different DE tenet integration techniques that improve PLM functions.  It will address such questions as: What organizational changes were needed to achieve improvements? What data types should be collected to improve PLM of capital platforms? How frequently should data be collected and why?  How can an organization best formulate an engagement plan for PLM between the OEM and customer?

Mr. Jonathan Bisgyer – Director of Engineering for Power & Controls, Collins Aerospace Shared Engineering Services

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Concluding Remarks and Forward Look

Dr. Nathan Hartman – Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Head of Computer Graphics Technology and Digital Enterprise Center Director