DoD Systems Engineering guidance states, "Producibility is a design accomplishment for the relative ease of manufacturing. Like manufacturing and other system design functions, producibility is integral to delivering capability to the warfighter effectively and efficiently. Producible designs are lower risk, more cost-effective, and repeatable, which enhances product reliability and supportability." However, most existing DoD producibility guidance was published during the 1980s and 1990s and may not align with current DoD engineering practices and evolving advanced manufacturing capabilities. To address this knowledge gap, during 2023 the Office of Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) is developing a new Producibility Guide to be released by the end of 2023. This Webinar provides an overview of concepts to be included in the new guide. The presentation will include an overview of producibility principles and concepts and will also address example best practices for technical teams to include producibility as a design consideration starting with system concept development (Pre-Material Development Decision). The discussion will also describe the major activities of a producibility system to include: producibility planning, producibility engineering, process capability and control, and measuring and improving manufacturing processes, and relationship to quality and reliability. Finally, the presentation will discuss advanced manufacturing and potential advantages for digital engineering, modelling and simulation, digital manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance producibility. Attention to producibility during system design directly supports the DoD and R&E modernization priority for improved transition of technologies and prototypes to fielded capabilities. The guide encourages development and design project teams to include producibility considerations to design warfighter capabilities that can be produced feasibly and that will meet quality requirements with improvements in schedule, cost as the system proceeds through development and transition to production.
Engineering and Technology Forum Description:
Engineering & Technology (E&T) Forum Provide varied information on the principles of engineering and technology within the DoD; Increase awareness on the topics and provide the DAU learning assets available to assist the DoD community.
DAU invites you to join the DoD engineering and technology community to listen, learn, earn CLP's and ask questions.
Who Should Attend: DoD Acquisition and Engineering professionals
Mr. R. Chris DeLuca (U.S. Army Colonel, Ret.), Director of Specialty Engineering at the Office of Undersecretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), Systems Engineering and Architecture.
Mr. DeLuca has more than 35 years of experience in the Department of Defense as a U.S. Army Colonel (R) and DoD GS-15/NH-IV Civilian, Level III qualified in Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Test and Evaluation. As a U.S. Army commissioned officer, he was in combat arms and acquisition, holding multiple command, leadership, and staff positions including unit command, Army Program Acquisition Management Charters for Major (MDAP), and Non-Major (including rapid equipping and provisioning) Defense Acquisition Programs, and served on the Army Staff.
Praneetha Poloju, Chief Semiconductor Technologist at Microsoft's Strategic Missions and Technology organization / Vice Chair National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Manufacturing Division
Praneetha Poloju' responsibilities include strengthening and empowering US Gov & Commercial Semiconductor industries with Microsoft Azure's solutions while bringing the partners and customers together within the High-tech value chain.
She is an expert in Silicon Manufacturing Life cycle, has worked at the top 4 foundries in the USA. At Intel, she led the MPS Foundry Program. At GlobalFoundries, she led large portfolio projects, with Strategic initiatives and Digital transformation solutions. She worked as a Research Staff Member for Advanced Chemical Mechanical Planarization at IBM TJ Watson Research, led Defectivity D0 program at IBM's 32nm facility and at Micron led Process Integration.
An Electrical engineering graduate from West Virginia University, she published papers with MRS, SPIE, IEEE and patents related to CMP. She serves as Vice Chair for NDIA Manufacturing board, volunteers at US Army STEM program, Society for Women Engineer.
Moderator: Dr. Robert E. Raygan, DAU Professor of Engineering Management / NDIA Systems Engineering Division Education & Training Committee Chair
References for Deeper Learning:
- USDR&E Systems Engineering and Architecture (SE&A)
- | Specialty Engineering |
- | Human Systems Integration |
- | Manufacturing & Quality |
- | Reliability & Maintainability Engineering |
- | System Safety Engineering |
- DAU Courses / Links
- SE Brainbook: Manufacturing and Quality
- Acquipedia: Manufacturing Readiness Assessments
- Production, Quality, and Manufacturing
- NDIA Manufacturing Division
- NDIA Systems Engineering Division