PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) Companies dealing with product related activities facing more challenges year on year due to complex development process, complex workflow system, complex product data, and large team working across the globe, Aligning corporate strategy with product development/commercialization.
In this Blog lists some general considerations for product design strategy and presents assembly strategy, fastening strategy, assembly motions, and test strategy. These strategies are important aspects of the concept/architecture phase All engineers should learn the instructions from equivalent assemblies from relevant products and formulate action plans and deliverables to leverage the best and avoid the worst. This also involves
Engineers are generally not taught DFM (design for manufacturability) or concurrent engineering in college. The focus is usually on designing for functionality. Further, they are typically trained to design parts, not products or systems. Many design courses don’t even talk about how the parts are to be manufactured. Engineering students rarely follow their designs to completion to obtain feedback on
An MES consists of the computer systems used to manage production and daily operations of a production facility. The MES lies above the actual shop floor in the enterprise system hierarchy and is not in direct contact with the actual production. However, the systems guide, initiate, respond to and report on the production activities as well as distribute information to
In a general sense, waste can be described as something that doesn’t add value. In the context of manufacturing, waste is more accurately defined as any expense or effort spent that does contribute to converting raw materials into a completed product. There are a couple of Simple Mnemonics that you can use to help you remember the 7 Wastes. The