PRODUCT CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Execute change quickly, accurately, and comprehensively
Effective product change management is critical to the continuous and systematic improvement of your products. Inconsistent and manual processes, globally distributed resources, and ever-increasing regulations make it difficult to respond to pressures for a constant stream of innovative new products. To keep up with the pace of today’s market demands, you must be able to effectively manage the evolution of your products.
With Teamcenter, you can use the power of product lifecycle management (PLM) to optimize your product change management, and realize innovation. You can effectively manage the evolution of your products, issues and improvements, while also implementing the changes quickly, accurately and comprehensively to better respond to your customers’ needs.
To enable you to continuously and systematically improve your product offerings, Teamcenter® software provides best practice solutions for rapid change and full change management with the world’s leading PLM digital enterprise backbone.
Teamcenter’s unsurpassed flexibility enables you to apply two best practice approaches to initiate, administer, review/approve and execute product changes on an enterprise basis.
Teamcenter provides a comprehensive view of the impact of change, and enables you to plan and implement change quickly, accurately and comprehensively. This enables you to fully understand the ramifications
of change for data, people and processes so that you can make the best
decisions. In some cases, the best decision might be that a change is not required, or can be streamlined. Other changes might require coordination across your entire organization. It is critical to make accurate decisions so that you don’t execute an unnecessary change.
Teamcenter provides visibility into all changes for a given part or product, and enables you to plan simultaneous changes in the most efficient manner. Teamcenter enables you to provide consistent processes that help you standardize and synchronize simple and complex changes across all affected products, timelines and resources, including your suppliers and partners. This enables you to do it right the first time, spend less time
implementing and administering change and, ultimately, decreasing cycle times and improving productivity. You can leverage change history to drive continual improvement loops, as well as improve traceability
for compliance purposes.
Assess the Full Impact of Change
Impact analysis capabilities in Teamcenter help you understand the complete scope of impacted data, people, and processes. For example, a change that costs very little in design may require a complete re-tooling in manufacturing, or maybe the resources required to execute a change aren’t available for months. When you use product change management software to understand the complete impact of change, you can make accurate decisions about cost and timing commitments.
Right-sized Change Processes
Product change management capabilities in Teamcenter provide an accurate understanding of a change, so you can determine if it requires the structure and rigor of a formal process, or only a simple change process. You have the flexibility to manage and execute the right change for the job.
Product change management in Teamcenter helps you manage your change processes across all impacted domains, timelines, and resources. Powerful workflow and schedule management capabilities make it easier for you to manage complex changes. Consistent closed-loop processes provide feedback to help optimize change processes, as well as support complete traceability for audit history and tracking.
Digital Design Solutions is a premium provider of Siemens NX CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM software solutions to various industries. DDS current range of products includes NX CAD, NX CAM, NX Nastran, Simcenter, LMS, Dynaform, QForm, Moldex, Rapidauthor.