20231029 – Krebs Cycle for Process Engineering

Herewith we present the core of our Mantra M5 platform to enable the activities of Make, Manage, Move, Market and Maintain. Called the Krebs Cycle for Process Engineering, it is modeled after the biological process for metabolism and Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle for Creativity.Our theme at Numorpho Cybernetic Systems (NUMO) is “Everything Connected” and making products using what we call “born, not built”.  Our initial definition of this was simple – understand and do Additive Manufacturing to enable processes in Industry 4.0. In this, Version 2.0, we elevate its definition akin to what Neri Oxman is doing by merging technology and biology to enable what she calls material ecology.

Here is a high-level architecture representation of the Krebs Cycle for Process Engineering:


Arthur C. Clarke famously stated that: Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.

In our approach to Process Engineering, we take a holistic approach to the DIKIW (Data is Information is Knowledge is Intelligence is Wisdom) construct. It is driven by Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) at its core and augmented by our constructs for Outcome Based Adaptive Engineering (OBAE) and Actionable Intelligence (Act-I).

Continuous Improvement is a key facet of the Krebs Cycle of Process Engineering by:

  • Identifying opportunities to optimize the process.
  • Implementing changes to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and improve quality.
  • Monitoring the process and gathering data to evaluate the impact of the improvements.
  • Iterating on the changes to continually improve the process over time.

Full details are available at our confidential whitepaper at Born, Not Built that will be the basis of including tenets of circularity as we ask the questions why, who, what, where, when and how to ascertain the effective progression from idea to solution. Therein we have also showcased its use in building our first product, the smart helmet.

NI+IN UCHIL Founder, CEO & Technical Evangelist


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