Connected MBEE

The Connected MBEE flagship project aims to create a new standard for interpreting engineering information to allow better coordination across more resilient supply chains, cutting waste in materials, time, and money.


Each organisation develops in their own historical context. This means that tailored ways of creating and interpreting engineering information develop to suit their unique structures. When acting alone, this can work well. But in increasingly interconnected and global supply chains, it can mean a lack of quick action and limited coordination, with suppliers often forced to react to the last levels of demand rather than the next.

What challenges is this project trying to overcome?

  • Transparency in the supply chain and the associated collaboration culture
  • Engineering data communication and addressing the problem of non-universal understanding of standards around model-based definition and supply chain collaboration. 
  • Software agnostic data communication and how this can be overcome.

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