A business with a successful collaborative design management process in place is able to say, “I know exactly where my information is”, “I know how to access it” “I know it is secure” and “I know it is backed up.”
As product complexity grows, manufacturing is introducing new ways to produce parts and bring products to market. With these changes bring upon new challenges when it comes to designing those parts and the collection and dissemination of accurate data along the way. Changes to:
- classification systems
- consumption of library parts
- workflows that introduce status and trying to gain a better understanding of where your products are within their lifecycle.
and that’s just the beginning of a very long list.
In this episode of the Next Generation Design podcast, we discuss collaborative design management systems and the benefits they provide not only to the end user but the matter of business as a whole.
Being able to the watch the lifecycle of the information from product design, new product introduction, through putting it into service and then maintaining it – allows for the constant optimization of processes at hand.
If we can find something we have already qualified, and we have already done simulation, manufacturing, and maintenance on it, would it be in our best interest to reuse it? At times the answer is a resounding yes, but If we lock it up and hold it to ourselves we are doing a disservice to the productivity of business.
Listen in, to this episode of the Next Generation Design Podcast, and learn more about collaborative design management systems, the types available and the steps to take in when exploring the implementation of a system.
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