Using Multidisciplinary Design Optimization to Solve Problems
from Digital Enterprise Society
In today’s episode, Thom and Craig welcome Kevin Brittain, the Multidisciplinary Optimization Group Leader at Cummins, Inc. Kevin coaches a team that is focused on bringing cross-functional models together to solve problems across the product life cycle. He defines MDO, explains why it is so powerful, and highlights the importance of putting people before processes or tools. He offers suggestions to help overcome adoption resistance and highlights the overarching benefits of rejecting silo work and embracing cross-functional decision making. As an industry leader who is clearly passionate about his work, Kevin’s career advice is advice that will help anyone excel in their work and in their relationships.
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