Engineering Change Management
Quality control is one of the most important business concerns for manufacturers. Sage can help you control production costs by producing quality parts for your most demanding customers.
Labor operations and material items are constantly changing as new items are developed and manufacturing processes are streamlined using newer equipment. Consequently, it is more important than ever before to standardize your engineering change management process.
The Sage 500 ERP Engineering Change Management (ECM) module integrates with e-mail notifications, providing instant visibility and standardized approval methods for routing and bill of material changes. Any change made to an ECM-controlled routing and bill of material is routed through e-mail to members of an approval group. Each member has a specified amount of time to approve any engineering changes.
Engineering Change Management can also be used to track effective dates and retirement dates for each routing and bill of material.
Engineering Change Management is crucial to quality control and is a requirement for ISO and QS certification.
Engineering Change Management Highlights
Engineering changes are linked to a unique routing and bill of material
An engineering change request may include multiple approval sequences
Engineering change requests may be sent automatically by e-mail to members of each approval sequence
Engineering changes may have both effective and retirement dates
Most quality control programs require engineering change management
Track changes to and from previous versions of engineered parts
Analyze and monitor engineering change information to gain insights into how material and labor changes will affect production costs and pricing