Pass on changes
Real time Monitoring
New product introduction
Engineering change management
Control R&D Budgets
CAD Drawing Management
Reduce developmet expenses
Minimise financial risks
Eliminate process bottlenecks
Reduce products and service costs
Keep system transparent
Listen to Complains
1. New Product Development
2. Existing Product Changes
3. Complain Management
4. Launch of new product
4. Parts Numbering
1. Process bottlenecks
2. Rework/Repetitive Work
3. Delays in Development
What is PLM software?
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing complex product information, engineering and manufacturing workflows, and collaboration.
In industry, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products.
PLM project management is meant for more than enterprise project management – it's about helping leaders across your organization coordinate people to accomplish tasks in a given amount of time. It's about giving you the tools you need in a system where the work is already being done.
PLM software connects people, processes, and data across the entire product lifecycle to a central repository of information. So everyone from the conceptual designer to the end-customer is on the same page, sharing the same up-to-date product definition.
What is the difference between ERP and PLM?
PLM manages the innovation and design process, while ERP ensures quality products are manufactured in a timely, cost controlled manner once a product has been engineered and approved. ... ERP is normally used for manufacturing resource planning, HR, purchasing, inventory management, order management and accounting.
What is ECO-Engineering Change Orders or ECN-Engineering Change Note?
Engineering change orders (ECO) are used for changes in components, assemblies, or documents such as processes and work instructions. They may also be used for changes in specifications. Lastly, it can be "a modification that will have an effect on a manufactured product or manufacturing process ECOs are also called an "engineering change note", engineering change notice (ECN), or just an engineering change (EC). In a typical system development cycle, the specification or the implementation is likely to change during engineering development or during integration of the system elements. These last-minute design changes are commonly referred to as engineering change orders (ECOs) and affect the functionality of a design after it has been wholly or partially completed. ECOs can compensate for design errors found during debug or changes that are made to the design specification to compensate for design problems in other areas of the system design. When improperly managed, engineering change orders can vastly increase costs.
What is Reliability Engineering in PLM?.
Reliability engineering consists of the systematic application of time-honored engineering principles and techniques throughout a product lifecycle and is thus an essential component of a good Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program.
Reliability engineering is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes the ability of equipment to function without failure. Reliability describes the ability of a system or component to function under stated conditions for a specified period of time.
Reliability engineering focuses on costs of failure caused by system downtime, cost of spares, repair equipment, personnel, and cost of warranty claims.
When repair is undertaken, the ease with which it is brought back into operation reflects, in some measure, the maintainability character of the equipment. If breakdowns are less frequent and/or maintainability is high, the availability will also be high.
Many systems can be repaired when they fail. This brings into the fore the concepts of maintainability, system availability, time to repair etc.
While quality normally refers to the specification of performance and conformance to accepted national and international codes, reliability specifically refers to how these are maintained during the service life of the equipment.
• The overall reliability of a product consists of the following :
i) Design/Technological reliability
ii) Manufacturing reliability
iii) Use reliability
• Since manufacturing and end use follow the design process, they can be at best preserve the design reliability; often the reliability reduces at these stages.
• In other words, the basic design reliability is the in-herent reliability of the product. Hence, design forms the most important part in ensuring the reliability of the product.
What are benefits of implementing Reliability Engineering in PLM?.
• Favorable company reputation • Improved Customer satisfaction
(unreliable product would severely affect customer satisfaction)
• Reduced Warranty costs and unwanted Negative attention
• Repeat business
• Lower life time cost (as the product would require fewer repairs or less maintenance)
• Competitive advantage
• Extended equipment life
• Improved employee safety
• Better process stability
• Customer requirements (some customers may demand that their suppliers have an effective reliability program) ,
What ERP should measure and give for implementing Reliability Engineering in PLM?.
• Capability : The quality of the intended function. Determines the quality of the product or service .
• Reliability : Performance with time The ability to perform a required function under stated conditions during a required period of time.
• Maintainability : The ease of retaining or restoring a required function in given time. Determines necessary time and resources for maintenance
• Maintenance support : Resources in manpower, manuals, instruments, tools , replacement units , spare parts and commodities available for maintenance.
• Availability : The resulting operative ability to perform a required function when needed = fraction “up-time”.
• Failure time (t): Age of the item at which some clearly defined event called “failure” occurs
• Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) for non-repairable systems
• Mean Time Between Failures for repairable systems (MTBF) , valid only for exponentially distributed data. Reciprocal of Failure Rate (Hazard Rate). This term is normally applied to a product.
• Reliability Probability (survival) R(t)
• Failure Probability (cumulative density function ) F(t)=1-R(t)
• Failure Probability Density f(t)
• Failure Rate (hazard rate) λ(t) or h(t) = No. of failures per unit of time of operation, expressed as a proportion of the initial population. It denotes the ratio of number of failures to the total number of operating hours (or some other unit of time). This term is normally applied to a component.
• Mean residual life (MRL)
• Hazard rate (or instantaneous failure rate) : No. of failures per unit of time , expressed as a proportion of the survival population.