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09:00-10:40 Session 13: Morning Plenary
Location: Red Auditorium
Douglas Thomas (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
Model Based Enterprise: Costs and Benefits for Discrete Manufacturing

ABSTRACT. Currently, there is a limited understanding of the economic effects of suboptimal design and production information in discrete manufacturing. This presentation focuses on the costs and losses associated with inadequate design/modeling information and data in discrete manufacturing. This includes product models (e.g., CAD/CAM), simulation models of manufacturing processes, and interoperability between software platforms. Design data has significant relevance to discrete medium-tech and high-tech manufacturing (i.e., machinery, computers, electronics, and transportation equipment). Currently available literature suggests that product and manufacturing information (PMI) embedded 3D models are not widely adopted for product designs, as only an estimated 26.8 percent of survey respondents had 51 percent or more of their designs released with PMI embedded 3D models. This research suggests that this type of modeling data can reduce redundant activities which include an estimated $8.40 billion spent on engineers answering questions and creating additional drawing documentation and $3.84 billion for machinists to do the same. Another study estimates the savings from managing digital data streams through models to be $8.9 billion and an additional $10.3 billion potential savings through seamless transmission of digital information. Some of these items, however, include more than costs relevant to modeling/design. Costs associated with interoperability of varying data formats, a related issue, is estimated to be between $20.9 and $42.9 billion.

David Stieren (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
MEP talk, title TBD


Richard Eckenrode (Elysium Inc, United States)
Critical Skills within the Supply Chain. (Life in the lower tiers of the industrial supply Chain.)

ABSTRACT. This paper will explore some of the workforce training issues that exist in the United States (US). We will talk about some of the Job skills that are in use in the US and predict what will happen if nothing is done to correct some of the upcoming issues regarding the loss of these skills. It is not a secret that there is a skilled labor turn over coming soon. It seems like everyone talks about this in many venues each year. Five years ago, there was an approaching catastrophe coming in the next ten to fifteen years. Now this deadline is coming in five to ten years. I have watched for years as co-workers retire without their employers safeguarding the knowledge that is leaving. It is easy to see where some skills lapses will be inevitable.

11:00-12:00 Session 14: Morning Plenary
Location: Red Auditorium
Fredric Constantino (ASME, United States)
ASME Update
Tracy Frost (U.S. Department of Defense, United States)
Anthony Holden (U.S. Army, United States)
Paul Huang (U.S. Navy, United States)
DoD MANTECH and Manufacturing USA
PRESENTER: Tracy Frost
13:00-17:30 Session 16B: MSU Workshop: How to MAKE it Better? A Manufacturability Assessment Tool to Guide Companies through a Broad Evaluation of Manufacturability of Product Designs

The objective of this workshop is to introduce the attendees to a Manufacturability Assessment Knowledge-based Evaluation tool entitled MAKE.  Through partnership with the U.S. Army’s Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) MAKE was developed to guide subject matter experts through the assessment of the manufacturability of product designs.  This tool was designed to assess the broad outlook of manufacturability through focus on process, supply chain, capital tooling and equipment, labor, EHS & Ergonomics, and Capacity & Scalability. Participants will be shown a demonstration of the tool, followed by a Q&A session to gain valuable input from the audience on such areas as weighting of the importance of aspects of manufacturability across various industry segments, and possible other features of interest from industry experts.

Sara Fuller (Mississippi State University - Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension, United States)
Location: Lecture Room A