Fraunhofer IEM draws on an established procedure for the planning and introduction of systems engineering at Miele. Starting with an analysis of the current process landscape, it then identifies definite potential and infers areas in which systems engineering can be applied. A rough implementation strategy is then prepared on this basis. Here, it is very important to consider the process and tool landscapes that are used throughout the company as a whole. A holistic appreciation of systems engineering and product life cycle management is increasingly viewed as a key factor that must be included from the very start of the project.
Miele and Fraunhofer are currently demonstrating the practical benefits of the rough concept’s core components in three pilot projects. At the same time, the experience acquired from the pilot projects is used to create a specifically tailored landscape for systems engineering methods and tools. This involves incrementally creating the necessary conditions for an enterprise-wide introduction of systems engineering at Miele.