Engineering Model for Enterprise Command and Control
ECHELON 4 LLC MEQUON WI
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Enterprises are increasingly complex especially those found in National Defense. They are dynamic systems, geographically and operationally distributed, and faced with operating with increased agility in always on conditions under greater regulatory scrutiny within highly volatile market conditions where continuous quality improvements are expected. This situation requires continuous improvements in the conduct of enterprise operations, with a corresponding increase in the efficacy of decision command and control applied to all facets of enterprise management. To address this challenge we introduce and engineering model supporting advances in both the concept and implementation of enterprise command and control EC2 systems. We characterize the objectives of EC2 in terms of units of value production VPU that function at the intersection of enterprise supply and asset chains. Enterprise governance is consequently focused on the continuous optimization of performance of value production processes linked by these two value chains. VPUs range in size and function from low level tactical, to mid-level operational, to high level strategic activities, all of which must interact effectively in order to sustain enterprise viability. This paper provides a summary of our work in the application of our VPU model to the EC2 requirements of complex federated enterprise systems.
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