Topic: Change and Revision Control

An engineering change order (ECO) is a documentation packet that outlines the proposed change, lists the product or part(s) that would be affected and requests review and approval from the individuals who would be impacted or charged with implementing the change.

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For small to mid-size manufacturers, a well constructed manufacturing process that maximizes the capabilities of your tools, parts and available labor is an essential part of an efficient go-to-market strategy.

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This article describes the importance of the engineering change notice (ECN) and how using an electronic system to communicate changes helps.

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Taking a step-by-step approach and getting buy-in from all stakeholders when putting a new tool in place will help ensure a smooth, successful implementation. Implementing product lifecycle management (PLM) is no different. This article provides six tips for manufacturers that are considering using a PLM software system or are ready to move forward with a PLM implementation.

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While the definition of time to market (TTM) can vary depending on the company and product complexity, for the purpose of this article we are going to define time to market as the period of time from when a product idea has general agreement and resources are committed to the project, to when the final product is built and out the door to a customer.

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It is possible to achieve 21 CFR Part 11 compliance while implementing an electronic change management system. This article outlines five key considerations for meeting FDA regulations as you move from a paper based system to an electronic system.

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