Systems Engineering

OPPORTUNITY Facts for Decision Makers and Experts

Interaction and networking are the drivers of innovation in many sectors: In the automotive industry, electromobility and autonomous driving characterize the current challenges in development, whereas in machinery and plant engineering, it is innovative Industrie 4.0 applications. In addition to significant changes in products to date, there are often differentiating services that require a technical infrastructure for service provision and billing. The consequences for the product and service development are significant: the system boundaries of the products and services are expanded – they become interacting parts of a “system of systems”. The term Systems Engineering thus describes the development of a product, service or integrated combination of both. The enhancement of products often triggers changes in the companies’ business models and the networks in which the services are rendered. New partners are integrated into development, production and operations. All this must be planned in advance within the development.

The 2nd edition of our OPPORTUNITY  "Systems Engineering – The next Level of Product Development" explains how companies can individually adapt Systems Engineering to their needs. Thereby, we consider the relevant areas SE strategy, competencies, processes & IT, organization and specific development projects.

Contents of this OPPORTUNITY

  • Definition of Systems Engineering
  • Elements of a Systems Engineering Strategy
  • Competences of a system engineer (role, education, education, certification options)
  • Processes & IT (best practices tool kit)
  • Organizational anchoring
  • Project qualification: How to implement systems engineering in a company?

The authors

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Steffen

Partner, Head of R&D & Systems Engineering

Paderborn, Germany
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