Engineering Change

Why Might You Need Help With Engineering Change?

For all organisations, Engineering Change is THE business-critical enterprise wide process; and is often challenged when stretched across multiple disciplines, distributed operations and complex supply chains. There are a large number of elements contained within any change request; and specification based, supplier driven or error based, all ECs must be carefully monitored and closely managed, which in non-PLM environments cause a significant man power overhead. In particular for mechatronics based products the rate of change across the software, electronics and mechanical disciplines can be extremely challenging. The ability to measure or validate the impact of complex ECs in a timely manner is frequently very difficult, and subject to human error, often leaving management without a clear idea of the impact on schedules.

How Can Design Rule Help?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a powerful solution to deliver a best-in-class Engineering Change processes for EC Requests and EC Orders/Notes that can be implemented out-of-the-box, and combined with Issues Management to deliver a complete end-to-end change process from problem discover to closure.

Throughout the change cycle, all activities are fully captured, authorised through electronic signature and time stamped to ensure that the EC will follow a predefined plan. At every point of the EC process, the status can be viewed by interested parties as well as escalation of un-completed tasks; and additionally reported in management dashboards.  This EC process is tightly integrated with engineering and manufacturing BOM management and provided electronic release to ERP of EC controlled item and BOM structures.

3DXPERIENCE provides a single, flexible electronic change process to improve operational efficiency and enforce procedures to minimize compliance risk.

3DEXPERIENCE Engineering Change Management solution includes:

  • Requirements management
  • Issues Management
  • Engineering Change Request
  • Engineering Change Order
  • Engineering Change impact assessment
  • Engineering Change execution
  • BoM/EC Release to ERP
  • New Item introduction and release
  • BOM configuration management

To find out more information about how Design Rule can help you with engineering change, contact us online.