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Master Thesis, 30 HP: Exploring MBD Implementation: A Deep Dive into Industry Transformation

Huskvarna, Sweden
Closing date: 30 December 2023

Are you ambitious and motivated students looking to explore the transformative power of Model Based Definition? Join us in investigating the implementation of MBD at SAAB Surveillance Huskvarna

Your role

In an era of rapid technological advancement, Model-Based Definition (MBD) emerges as a transformative force in reshaping industry practices. At Saab, we continuously strive to enhance our competitiveness and operational efficiency, and now more so due to the vast growing demand in the defense industry. We recognize the potential of MBD in optimizing processes, reducing costs, and improving overall efficiency and productivity. However, we acknowledge that the process of successfully implementing MBD is accompanied by various challenges.

Your responsibility will be to assist Saab Surveillance Huskvarna in exploring the challenges that our organization faces and must overcome when considering the implementation of MBD. You will play a crucial role in formulating strategic recommendations and decisions regarding how to implement MBD. This Master's thesis aims to provide a detailed analysis of the challenges hindering MBD implementation. It seeks to compile a comprehensive understanding of these challenges and develop a framework for categorizing and prioritizing them. It is advisable to develop and apply maturity models for MBD for this purpose. Additionally, the thesis aims to outline a roadmap for the initial phases of our MBD implementation journey, complete with recommendations, based on a thorough analysis of our ways of working with the help of utilizing maturity models specifically developed for MBD.

Engaging in this Master's thesis provides a unique opportunity to explore MBD while gaining valuable experience in working with a large technology-influenced company.

Your profile

This Master Thesis is suitable for two students with interest in digitalization, technology and management. You are at the end of your master program related to product and or production development or other relevant fields and about to start your Master Thesis work for 30 HP in January 2024.

You have a problem-solving attitude, meaning that you are solution oriented with a strong analytical mind, have strong interpersonal skills and have a “can do” attitude. You have a great tech interest and truly believe that digitization can increase efficiency and reduce cost. You possess excellent communication and presentation skills in both English and Swedish. Most of the literature on MBD are in english. Your default is “openness to learn” which means that you are constantly curious to develop yourself and your surrounding through new influences and new business understanding. Having experience with CAD software and PLM systems, such as CATIA V5 and Teamcenter, is a plus, but it is not a requirement.

As a Master's thesis writer at Saab it is required  that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries on the edge of technology and what is possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our mission – to make the world a safer place. Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.

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Alexander Vestin