Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering focused on providing manufacturers with a system-level view of the product that enables them to account for the all the related lifecycle processes from engineering, manufacturing, service and end-of-life perspectives. This system-level understanding helps reduce costs, mitigate risk and improve product quality by allowing organizations to synthesize, analyze and optimize the interdependent product relationships.
For many industrial organizations the concept of systems engineering, is just that, a concept. While many are thinking about it, most really don't understand what capabilities and processes are necessary to move from a mindset of “component design and system integration” to one where the product is designed and optimized from a systems and lifecycle perspective.
This white paper identifies the capabilities and best practices that a systems engineering solution should provide to facilitate those business benefits.