Presentation series on the Product Lifecycle Management


May 18 & 19, 12:30pm, Cohort Space

Skoltech has organized two presentations of Jon Jarrett, the Director of Engineering Technology and Systems for Orbital ATK, since 2001 a member of PLM World Board of Directors, the Strategy Director.

  • May 18, 2017:  Practical Application of PLM in the Industry:  What is the “real” value of PLM in the industry?  Why is PLM so critical to businesses today?  What am I able to do to help drive PLM best practices in the company who employed me?  How can PLM help drive innovation?  This lecture (or presentation) will focus on real world examples and possibilities for establishing, utilizing and embracing PLM in the industry today. The presentation will address ATK PLM history, including war stories on the Siemens PLM introduction, implementation, issues, opportunities, and results. Information on relevant experience of other companies will be covered as well
  • May 19, 2017:  Digitalization and PLM:  The new age of digitalization associated with PLM is making it possible for companies to embrace innovation.  With a strong PLM backbone, companies are now able to invest in developing technologies to ensure business viability, reduced cycle time, lean design and manufacturing, immersive visualization, and probably most important of all, an engaged workforce.  This presentation will focus on key game-changing technology trends and their relationship to a stable PLM environment. This topic will be delivered in conjunction with Industry 4.0 program and current activities in the U.S. Real-life examples, results, lessons learned will be presented and discussed.

Speaker Jon A. Jarrettpicture1
Director, Engineering Technology and Systems, Science and Engineering
Flight Systems Group, Orbital ATK

Jon Jarrett is the Director of Engineering Technology and Systems for Orbital ATK.  In his current role, he is responsible for enabling process and tool efficiencies across organizations and with outside customers, ensuring products are delivered on schedule, within budget, and technically compliant.  Current initiatives involve utilization of the Digital Thread, Model Based Enterprise, Virtual Reality, Simulation Process Data Management, reimaging Configuration Management, digitalization of Shop Floor Work Instructions and Model Based Systems Engineering.   His current responsibility includes leading the following organizations: Digital Design & Integration, Configuration Management, and Scientific Methods.   Jon has been successful leading several initiatives including migrating several legacy based systems to standard commercial systems, establishing a common corporate PLM Center of Excellence, migration from drawing to model-based designs, delivering model-based definition with PMI, integration of electrical design with mechanical cable routing, providing a standard library of common parts, and standardizing the requirement management processes.   Significant program savings in cost and schedule have been realized with these initiatives.