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Engineering Documentation Control Handbook: Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – February 2012
In this new edition of his widely-used Handbook, Frank Watts, widely recognized for his significant contributions to engineering change control processes, provides a thoroughly practical guide to the implementation and improvement of Engineering Documentation Control (EDC), Product Lifecycle Management and Product Configuration Management (CM). Successful and error-free implementation of EDC/CM is critical to world-class manufacturing. Huge amounts of time are wasted in most product manufacturing environments over EDC/CM issues such as interchangeability, document release and change control – resulting in faults, product release delays and overspends.
The book is packed with specific methods that can be applied quickly and accurately to almost any industry and any product to control documentation, request changes to the product, implement changes and develop bills of material.
The result is a powerful communications bridge between the engineering function and ‘the rest of the world’ that makes rapid changes in products and documentation possible. With the help of the simple techniques in the handbook, companies can gain and hold their competitive advantages in a world that demands flexibility and quick reflexes – and has no sympathy for delays.
The new edition sets EDC/CM in the context of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), providing guidance on choosing, purchasing and implementing PLM software systems. Watts guides the reader to harness these tools and techniques for business objectives including Process Improvement and time-to-market.


  • Solid, pragmatic ideas for real product and process cost reduction. According to one reviewer: ‘most books focus on the basics without examining all facets of each process area or functional area. This may be good for quickly learning, but it will only take the reader so far. Mr. Watts imparts the same information, but invites the reader to think and to consider strengths and weaknesses of processes and procedures. The copious examples, illustrations and breadth of topics covered make this book "the" reference on EDC and CM.’
  • Strategic emphasis shows how processes may be integrated and tears down the ‘wall’ between Engineering and Operations
  • Thorough description of Product Lifecycle Management software tools
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781455778607
ISBN-10: 1455778605
Pagini: 400
Ilustrații: illustrations
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.7 kg
Ediția: 4th edition.
Editura: ELSEVIER SCIENCE

Public țintă

  • Product Manufacturing Companies and related practitioners. See author’s clients list (below) for representative sample.
  • "Product" as opposed to "Process" manufacturing – the process market is limited for my book
  • Engineering VP, Director of Engineering, Engineering Services Manager/Director, Design Engineers, Configuration Management Manager, Engineering Documentation Control Manager, Document Control Technicians.
  • Quality Assurance/Control VP, Director, Manager, QA Engineers.
  • Manufacturing VP/Director/Manager, Operations VP/Director/Manager, Production Control Mangers, Purchasing/Supply Chain Managers, Production Control Managers.
  • Manufacturing/Industrial/Process Engineers

Cuprins

1. Introduction 2. Product Documentation 3. Identification Numbers 4. Interchangeability and Service Parts 5. Bill of Material 6. Teams and Other Foundation Blocks 7. Document Release and Product Lifecycle 8. Change Requests 9. Change Lifecycle Cost 10. Change Management 11. Fast Change 12. Process Improvement/Work Flow Diagrams 13. Process Standards and Audits 14. EDC and the Supply Chain 15. Benchmarking 16. Product Manufacturing Software