Risk Management in Product Engineering

Abstract: In the era of demanding customers and fast changing needs, manufacturers have to focus on all aspects of product development and management. For any manufacturing organization, New Product Development (NPD) process is considered as a key differentiator and has a potential to make or break an organization. This stage has maximum risk, as it simultaneously deals with concept and reality.

The white papers brings forth a perspective on gap between commitment & verification as a measure of risk mitigation in product engineering. Techniques of ‘early verification’ and ‘late commitment’ are proposed to minimize the risks in product engineering phase.

The Other Side of Design for Assembly

Abstract: Today, engineers tackle many problems when working with assemblies. They recognized the need to analyze both the part design and the whole product for any assembly problem early in the design process. ‘Design-for-Assembly (DFA)’ is a methodology for improving product designs for easier and less costly assembly operations. The purpose of this paper is to present solutions for various assembly level issues that can provide designers with suggestions for improvement. These solutions can analyze a design and provide designers with ideas for changes to designs at an early stage in order to improve assembly later in the manufacturing process.

Interoperability in the PLM Ecosystem

Abstract: Complexity and vastness of the domain involving product lifecycle make it extremely challenging to arrive at an interoperability approach that leverages existing investment and yet supports future technological innovations. Enterprises have been tackling interoperability using various approaches involving custom applications, adopting vendor specific frameworks, and simultaneously driving initiatives for developing open standards in the domain.

This white paper covers factors driving PLM interoperability, approaches taken by industry to achieve interoperability & highlights PLCS as a powerful open standard.

Change Management – An Integral Part of Project Management

Abstract: Change management and dealing of with scope or requirements change is an important function of project managers. There might be enormous variance in efforts, cost, schedule, quality of deliverables if changes are not handled effectively. Many projects are delayed and many other are closed (terminated) because project managers were not able to manage changes. The successful execution of any project depends upon the effectiveness of the change management mechanism.

This white paper discusses the importance of change management and the Monitoring and Controlling Process.