Engineering Change Management
Leverage Solumina’s integrated engineering change management to minimize downtime, accelerate throughput, and reduce rework.
Manage External and Internal Changes
Solumina can capture change information entered manually or pull it in automatically from an external system like a PLM. Internal changes typically involve process planning and execution, while external changes are typically used to manage product design. Solumina captures these change orders on the fly along with critical details that will be leveraged throughout the change management process.
Connect Affected and Resulting Objects
Use Solumina to identify the affected objects that are the subject of the change (parts, tools, process plans, etc.) and digitally link them with resulting objects that will be triggered by the change (replacement parts, replacement tools, etc.). Creating this connection in Solumina enables mass updates and streamlines subsequent stages of the change management process.
Additional items like process plans, work orders, and inspections are often impacted because of their association with the affected objects on a change order. Leverage Solumina to automatically generate a list of all the impacted objects that will require an update, and then plan and review the next steps for that order.
Action plans are detailed instructions on how to proceed with the implementation of the engineering change order in the system. With Solumina, you can create an organized, comprehensive summary list of planned actions that provide in-depth instructions, priority, start and end date, and assignees.
Release the actions on your plan, prompting tagged employees to take action on them with home screen updates and alerts. Solumina requires technicians to acknowledge new or updated work instructions to ensure they are working on the most recent documentation. Maintain visibility on progress and track your plan to completion.
Close the Loop
Once all actions are complete, Solumina updates the state of the change, providing closed-loop communication back to the requestor of the change.
Manufacturing Execution System
Easing Change Management in Manufacturing
Here are three key factors you should seriously consider, which will heavily influence how well a software system can deal with change – and incorporate these concepts when selecting your next manufacturing software purchase.