Topic: Change and Revision Control

Engineering change management process The engineering change process begins when a customer, manufacturing partner or internal employee raises an issue or problem with a product. Manufacturing, operations, engineering and others discuss the problem and determine what action (if any) should be taken. Once the group members agree that a change […]

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What is an engineering change request form? An engineering change request (ECR) form is used to describe a suggested enhancement or problem with a product. The form initiates the change process — it promotes discussions within the organization to help determine the impact of a change and the best possible […]

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The phrase form fit function, also referred to as FFF, is used in manufacturing to describe the identifying characteristics of a part (a single component that goes into the final build of your product, typically kept on an item master).

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Consistent product development processes will help you control and predict your time to market Time to market (TTM) — What it is and why you should care While the definition of time to market (TTM) can vary depending on the company and product complexity, for the purpose of this article […]

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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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There’s no need to settle for inefficient, frustrating product change management. This whitepaper outlines three product change management realities you need to understand, five fixes to rescue your change process and one strong solution.

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This article defines engineering change orders (ECOs), describes the role it plays in product design and manufacturing and provides downloadable templates so you can create your own ECO sample form. What is an engineering change order? An engineering change order (ECO) is a documentation packet that outlines the proposed change, […]

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Learn how to create an efficient manufacturing change process and avoid expensive production delays.

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