The digital data created during a product’s lifecycle is as diverse as those involved. Not only does it exist across disparate functional systems, it often evolves quickly.
With PLM, you create data governance and associativity so that all changes and configurations are fully defined and controlled. This ensures that tasks are delivered to those responsible using a repeatable and automated workflow. Changes are made and issues are resolved accurately and efficiently.
Understanding the impact of a change across the organization is critical, no matter how large or small. After all, “an efficient change process can cut up to 33% off the typical product development cycle time” (McKinsey and Company).
With PTC’s PLM, you deliver a real-time view of the most accurate data to all enterprise stakeholders, expanding cross-discipline involvement. Standardizing on PTC’s best practices for change and configuration management will lead to more informed decision making, driving down the cost of poor quality. The time it takes to implement changes will be accelerated and new products can be introduced to market faster.
PTC‘s PLM system automatically manages, communicates, and tracks changes and configurations across the enterprise. All aspects of the change can easily be accessed during the review and approval process, simplifying organizational collaboration.
Pending changes are automatically highlighted and the latest versions of effected parts, documents, and CAD designs can be quickly identified. The history of how a product has matured and the impact of a change can be understood before implementation.
Establish a dynamic, fast-paced, and coordinated change process across the organization.
Standardized, Automated Change Management: Start with change processes that include full track (full CRB/CIB), fast track (change admin) or basic (light weight CN only)
Configurable Change Process: Tailor a change process from simple and quick to deep traceability. Scale the process for different points in time such as prototype, new product introduction, and sustaining production
Problem Report: Capture issues or opportunities for products and processes and determine next steps. Tie these to both change and quality processes
Deviation or Waiver: Capture a “temporary” change to a product or process as part of the standard change workflow
Change Request: Evaluate technical and business justifications and plan minor or major changes (fast track or full track) with the change review board
Change Notice: Create and execute the implementation plans for delivering the change to the enterprise. Allow for auditing and validation of the results prior to release of the data
Electronic Signatures: Change records including signoffs, markups, and comments connected to product data with audit trails
Workflow: Create repeatable, easy to use processes that deliver tasks automatically to users. Easily configure task templates to deliver information the users need to complete their work
Automatic Synchronization with Manufacturing Systems: Publish updated information to downstream systems when changes are resolved
Business Rules: Apply business rules to ensure product data meets corporate standards
Remote Requirements: See the impact on requirements from remote system (using OSLC traceability) involved in the product design
See how your peers are leveraging PTC’s PLM change management software.
Learn how Vaillant utalized change management software to decrease the time it took to implement engineering change notices from 150 days to 90 days.See the case study
Airbus Helicopter needed to ensure that its cutting-edge H160 helicopter would be delivered on time without compromising on quality. See how it achieved this with PTC’s PLM change management software.Listen now
See how Navantia uses PTC‘s PLM change management software to systematically approve and automate changes, providing teams across the enterprise with accurate, real-time information.Get the full story
In engineering change management software, PTC delivered Windchill, its industry-leading PLM platform. It enables manufacturers to make dynamic, fast-paced, coordinated changes throughout the product lifecycle. All stakeholders are assured access to the most up-to-date product information. Scalable, tailorable traceability throughout the product lifecycle is at the core of Windchill. The change management software ensures better enterprise visibility and faster, more accurate responses to market pressure.
Give stakeholders throughout your organization quick and easy access to product data. Windchill, PTC’s product lifecycle management solution, helps break down organizational silos leading to:
Windchill offers organizations the performance and scale they need to manage large data sets and with subscription pricing, you only pay for what you need. Plus, with easy integration to the ThingWorx IoT platform, data from smart, connected products in the field can be leveraged for a digital twin.
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