Engineer Smarter: Learn the Basics of a Parts Management StrategyParts Management 101 is perfect for industrial manufacturers seeking a streamlined path to model-based definition and model-based enterprise. In our playbook, we discuss the following: • Standardization Industry-standard components are goods approved by a standard developing organization for specific purposes. These are pre-designed components for which the engineer needs to obtain digital data to test and construct a larger assembly. In this playbook, you’ll learn how these components don't need to be digitally recreated by an engineer. The part types discussed are commercial standard parts, industrial standard parts and company standard parts. • Model Based Definition (MBD) The part types must implement MBD, which is the future of an organization's design storage and maintenance. This section of the playbook will show you how everyone in the organization will see an enhanced, accurate and consistent way to track CAD models by creating a central source of comprehensive information for each design.Parts Management 101 shows how all engineering efforts for an entire business can be supported by precise 3D digital models kept in one location. Although the models in these systems are live documents, they can be created and changed in one area with proper change management controls. Learn more by downloading our playbook.
Best-in-class companies have leaned out their manufacturing processes, but what about the engineering process? There are opportunities to eliminate waste in the engineering design cycles by optimizing how parts are managed.
In this eBook, written by PARTsolutions CEO Tim Thomas, you will get a primer on the basic building blocks which comprise a parts management strategy. Explore the different part types engineers manage daily and challenges associated with each. See how ERP, PLM, SCM and CAD systems can work together to achieve big benefits.