Engineering Documentation Control Handbook
Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management
- Frank B. Watts, EC3 Corp, Winter Park, CO, USA
The book is packed with specific methods that can be applied quickly and accurately to almost any industry and any product to control documentation, request changes to the product, implement changes and develop bills of material.
The result is a powerful communications bridge between the engineering function and ‘the rest of the world’ that makes rapid changes in products and documentation possible. With the help of the simple techniques in the handbook, companies can gain and hold their competitive advantages in a world that demands flexibility and quick reflexes - and has no sympathy for delays.
The new edition sets EDC/CM in the context of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), providing guidance on choosing, purchasing and implementing PLM software systems. Watts guides the reader to harness these tools and techniques for business objectives including Process Improvement and time-to-market.
AudienceProduct Manufacturing Engineers: Managers, project leaders, chief engineers, and other engineering and management personnel, Quality Management/Assurance professionals, consultants
- Published: October 2011
- Imprint: WILLIAM ANDREW
- ISBN: 978-1-4557-7860-7
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Product Documentation
Chapter 3. Identification Numbers
Chapter 4. Interchangeability
Chapter 5. Bill of Material
Chapter 6. Potpourri
Chapter 7. Product & Document Release
Chapter 8. Change requests
Chapter 9. Change cost.
Chapter 10. Change Control
Chapter 11. Fast Change
Chapter 12. Implementing Process Improvement
Chapter 13. Process standards and audits
Chapter 14. EDC & the supply chain
Chapter 15. Benchmarking
Chapter 16. CM in the future