Model based systems engineering is extremely useful for solving complex multi domain problems. It has been used in discrete manufacturing for some time and is now coming to process industries and projects. Specifically, it involves a formalised application of modelling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities, beginning in concept and continuing through the life cycle. With the aim of improving project performance, for example, faster delivery and higher quality for lower cost.
Duncan McLachlan, Director, Systems Engineering, IO Consulting
Duncan has over 20 years of experience using systems engineering to conceptualise, design and deliver creative and innovative solutions to problems across the automotive, aerospace and energy industries. With experience spanning the full life cycle of major capital projects, and including roles with consultants, contractors and operators, Duncan leads IO’s systems engineering function with the focus of ensuring the elements of projects work together to achieve the objectives of the whole.
Duncan established IO’s systems engineering framework, bringing value to the front end of developments, and has recently completed a secondment with McDermott where he led the development of a requirements management approach to the data driven execution of FEED and EPCI projects. Duncan is also an active participant in industry for a developing requirements management for the digitalisation of project execution.
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