Engineering Change Management
Engineering change management supports the planning and tracking of all phases of the engineering change process from the time a change request is originated, through approvals, to final release and implementation. A perpetual history is maintained of the entire engineering change process. Real-time access is provided to inventory, purchase order status, sales order status, work-in-process and transaction history, giving visibility of critical data that enables informed approval decisions. Approvers can be assigned to a group or department to ease entry of signoff requirements. Approvals can also be staged by using each approver’s predefined lead time. Drawings, documents, manufacturing procedures, etc., can be linked to each Engineering Change Notice (ECN).
Expandable ERP Integration for PLM/Engineering
“We believe that a software company must see you as an important enough to work with, it should possess a clear understanding of our business or be willing to invest the time necessary to learn it” - Dir. of Product Design & Development, Expandable Customer. Expandable’s PLM INTEGRATION ADAPTER creates a synchronized data link between the Expandable ERP system and third-party product lifecycle management (PLM) packages. Your PLM system maintains control of the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process, electronically communicating change requirements for fast review and approval before transferring approved changes into Expandable.