Value creation in transition with advanced systems engineering
Digitalization has been the driving force behind technological development in industrial value creation for years now. Increasingly intelligent and digitally networked products, services and production systems are emerging that can link their resources and capabilities in a higher-level system network known as a system of systems (SoS). This entails a high degree of complexity and networking for the technologies, systems and components used, and poses new challenges when it comes to engineering the “market services of tomorrow (advanced systems)” in particular.
The key challenge is undoubtedly the requisite collaboration between individual disciplines such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. In this connection, systems engineering (SE) is a new way of thinking and acting that places interdisciplinary work on the system at the center of all engineering activities. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), which deals with the description, planning and analysis of systems using formal models, is growing in importance. Alongside systems engineering, novel approaches to advanced engineering are in continuous development, significantly influencing both working methods (e.g. agility) and IT tools (e.g. AI algorithms in 3D CAD).
The interaction and interdependencies between the fields of systems engineering and advanced engineering are making it necessary for companies to rethink the way they work. In addition to people-oriented aspects (e.g. co-design), the continuous willingness to change with respect to engineering processes, organization or even methods and IT tools is of particular importance. ASE has the objective of integrating the various aspects of systems engineering and advanced engineering. It is aimed at companies in all sectors that want to safeguard or increase their competitiveness through innovative technologies, systems and business models against the backdrop of changes in value creation.