The Maestro project is a digital twin for the operations of a typical engineering, manufacturing and sales enterprise, represented by the fictional Swift Construction Company (SCC) from the Tom Swift series of youth science fiction and adventure books published in the early 1900’s.
The SCC provides the back story to explore engineering product development and general business workflows, using a non-proprietary data set based on:
- Parts – part numbers, revisions, sources, related documents, bills-of-materials, and change management.
- Projects – purpose, requirements, plan, people, tasks, scheduling, forecast and consumed labor and costs.
- Issues – reports, relationships, investigations, and corrective actions.
- Stock – on-hand quantities of parts, including serial numbers, supply chain, purchasing, and traceability.
- Files – engineering and ad hoc documents, with revisions, authors, editors, approvers, and search tags.
- Users – authentication, groups and access control.
The SCC organization has specific individuals in expected roles for exploring typical workflows.
The Aircraft Wireless is the primary product used in Maestro to explore engineering product development, new product introduction to manufacturing, quality assurance, production, and maintenance engineering.
Aircraft Wireless Product Lifecycle
|1||Prototype||Product protype available for preliminary verification and validation.|
|2||Design Release||Product design complete. Product is available for limited manufacturing until new product introduction process is complete.|
|3||Product Release||New product introduction process complete. Product is available for general sale.|
|4||Manufacturing Improvement||Cost and quality continuous improvements.|
|5||Service Kit||Service support kit available for general sale.|