Engineering Documentation Control Handbook - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781455778607, 9781455778614

Engineering Documentation Control Handbook

4th Edition

Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management

Authors: Frank B. Watts
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455778607
eBook ISBN: 9781455778614
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 28th October 2011
Page Count: 400
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Description

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Product Documentation

Chapter 3. Identification Numbers

Chapter 4. Interchangeability and Service Parts

Chapter 5. Bill of Material

Chapter 6. Teams and Other Foundation Blocks

Chapter 7. Document Release and Product Lifecycle

Chapter 8. Change Requests

Chapter 9. Change Lifecycle Cost

Chapter 10. Change Management

Chapter 11. Fast Change

Chapter 12. Process Improvement/Work Flow Diagrams

Chapter 13. Process Standards and Audits

Chapter 14. EDC and the Supply Chain

Chapter 15. Benchmarking

Chapter 16. Product Manufacturing Software

Reference and Reading List

Index

Key Features

  • Solid, pragmatic ideas for real product and process cost reduction. According to one reviewer: ‘most books focus on the basics without examining all facets of each process area or functional area. This may be good for quickly learning, but it will only take the reader so far. Mr. Watts imparts the same information, but invites the reader to think and to consider strengths and weaknesses of processes and procedures. The copious examples, illustrations and breadth of topics covered make this book "the" reference on EDC and CM.’

  • Strategic emphasis shows how processes may be integrated and tears down the ‘wall’ between Engineering and Operations
  • Thorough description of Product Lifecycle Management software tools

Readership

Product Manufacturing Engineers: Managers, project leaders, chief engineers, and other engineering and management personnel, Quality Management/Assurance professionals, consultants

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Product Documentation

Chapter 3. Identification Numbers

Chapter 4. Interchangeability and Service Parts

Chapter 5. Bill of Material

Chapter 6. Teams and Other Foundation Blocks

Chapter 7. Document Release and Product Lifecycle

Chapter 8. Change Requests

Chapter 9. Change Lifecycle Cost

Chapter 10. Change Management

Chapter 11. Fast Change

Chapter 12. Process Improvement/Work Flow Diagrams

Chapter 13. Process Standards and Audits

Chapter 14. EDC and the Supply Chain

Chapter 15. Benchmarking

Chapter 16. Product Manufacturing Software

Reference and Reading List

Index

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 2012
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9781455778614
Hardcover ISBN:
9781455778607

About the Author

Frank B. Watts

Frank Watts has over forty-eight years of industrial and consultation experience as a design engineer, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, systems analyst, project manager, and in management. He founded his own specialist configuration management company to provide specific expertise in product release, change control, bills of material and other engineering documentation control issues.

Formally a director of engineering services, a director of operations and a director of manufacturing engineering, Watts has worked for Caterpillar, Collins Radio, Control Data, Storage Technology, UFE and Archive. He has guided the development of engineering change control processes at numerous companies and made significant contributions towards improving new product release processes, installing MRP/ERP systems and new numbering systems, as well as helping companies attain a single BOM database and guided reengineering of CM processes. He is an NDIA Certified Configuration and Data Manager, author of several magazine articles and author of the Engineering Documentation Control Handbook and CM Metrics.

Affiliations and Expertise

EC3 Corp, Winter Park, CO, USA