There was a recent research report sponsored by NIST and a large aerospace company, which concluded that the suppliers don’t see much benefit from the model-based enterprise (MBE).

I can understand the conclusion… While MBE can help the OEM engineering department because it reduces time and labor spent for drawings, as it is currently practiced, it adds to the workload of supplier.  Stating it another way: OEMs treat suppliers in a manner similar to the dangerous way that Obama treats businesses — don’t know how they work and don’t care.