Design management software brings together engineering domains and disciplines

By Chad Jackson

Design management software is essential for product development, a collaborative process involving internal and external stakeholders. Every party, from engineering to suppliers, needs access to the latest and greatest design data. But when design data changes by the minute, how does your organization make sure everyone has the most up-to-date information? How do you control access so everyone can view and get what they need, even if they are working outside the company’s four walls?

Let’s talk about how well your design management software is working today, and how product lifecycle management (PLM) software can help with a better approach to cross-domain, multi-discipline design collaboration.

For more on this topic, read my design management and engineering collaboration ebook, “How Do I Coordinate Design across Engineering Disciplines?”

To learn more about PLM for product development startup companies and manufacturers of all sizes, read Lifecycle Insights’ eBook, “The Product Development Dilemma: Five Strategies for Product Development Leaders to Satisfy Product Requirements and Meet Delivery Deadlines.“ You can also read the companion eBook, “Building Smart, Connected Products: Leading Manufacturers Reduce Product Development Challenges with These Key Technology Enablers.”

You can also check out my past blog posts: “ECO Process Made Easier: Let’s Talk about Change,” and “Product Development Project Management with SaaS PLM,” and “Product Requirements Management across Domains for the Product Lifecycle” and “Product Development Startup Secrets for Success.”

The concepts, ideas and positions of the video, blog post, and eBooks have been developed independently by Industry Analyst Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights.

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