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#35: Model Based Challenges in Manufacturing with Jeff Gleeson – Part 2

#35: Model Based Challenges in Manufacturing with Jeff Gleeson - Part 2

In this episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, we continue our enlightening conversation with Jeff Gleeson, who spent 33 years in production at Lockheed Martin before founding his consulting company, DMEAC. Jeff delves deeper into the technology and process challenges he faced during digital transformation initiatives and the application of model based strategies in manufacturing. Join our hosts, Jen Ferello and Jonathan Scott, as they explore the complexities and opportunities of adopting a model based approach.

Episode Highlights:

  • Exploring Digital Transformation:
    • Jeff Gleeson shares his experiences at Lockheed Martin and the challenges encountered during digital transformation.
    • Insights into the integration of model based strategies within production environments.
  • Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Challenges:
    • Discussion on the hurdles of implementing MBE in legacy systems and the amalgamation of different toolsets and processes.
    • The importance of clean sheet programs and how they differ from retrofitting legacy systems.
  • Addressing Process and Technology Challenges:
    • Identifying key technology challenges such as interoperability between tools and integration of business platforms.
    • Real-world examples of successful and challenging integrations of PLM and MES systems.
    • The role of process planning in digital transformation and the complexities of managing hybrid environments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the value and complexity of digital transformation in manufacturing.
  • Strategies for overcoming challenges in implementing model-based enterprise methodologies.
  • The significance of process planning and system integration in achieving successful digital transformation.

Jeff Gleeson, founder of DMEAC, has over three decades of experience in production at Lockheed Martin. He offers a unique perspective on the application of model based strategies and the challenges of digital transformation in large manufacturing enterprises.

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