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Managing Product Changes

Managing Product Changes

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar

August 4, 2015
11:00  EDT | 08:00  PDT | 17:00 CDT

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • Change is too heavily controlled during work in process (WIP)

  • Different types of changes should receive different levels of control and sign-off

  • Changes are not always tracked against all of the data they impact, such as labeling, artwork, and packaging

  • The process is complicated when external partners have to be involved in decision making

  • Determining the cost of a change is often difficult

PLM solutions tend to be thought of as data managers but the fact is that they also support standardized processes and workflows. Changes made during the product development process represent one of the most critical aspects of producing high quality products that meet the specified requirements of their ultimate users. Changes occur throughout a product’s lifecycle and how they should be managed varies depending on the state of the product lifecycle—from WIP, to release, to manufacturing, and ultimately on to service.

What will I learn by attending this webinar?

  • You will gain an understanding of how PLM supports change processes
  • You will learn which issues impact changes
  • You will gain an understanding of the benefits of working in the context of a single source of truth
  • You will find out how PLM helps external partners streamline their role in change processes
  • You will learn how to use PLM to create a rational approach to managing change

Why should I attend?

  • To better understand how PLM can be used to support change processes
  • To gain an understanding why a single change process usually does not provided the best, most streamlined support, for all kinds of changes
  • To learn more about best practices that lead to better change workflows

Who should attend?

  • Product planners and managers
  • PLM team leaders and members
  • PLM users
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • PLM software providers, PLM service providers, and PLM channel partners
  • Field service staff
  • Product managers
  • IT leadership
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about PLM and change processes

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.



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