Topic: Item and File Management

In manufacturing, it costs a lot more to fix problems caused by poor part documentation than it does to document product parts properly the first time. Get tips for finding electronic components and advice on how to

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Manufacturing a product means you have parts – anywhere from just a few to hundreds, perhaps even thousands, to manage, track and store. But choosing the best part numbering scheme for your business can be difficult.

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A part number system is a useful way to help individuals and departments identify and track parts. Learn what to consider when selecting a part number system and how to get started.

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) are two distinct business systems. Learn how ERP and PLM fit together and the business needs each system supports.

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Manufacturers typically have tons of product documentation, including engineering files, to manage, review, edit and share. Companies often look to solutions to help manage documents electronically. Learn how engineering document management software can help.

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The master parts list is more than a list of uniquely numbered and named parts. It encompasses important build and order information. Discover best practices for keeping your master parts list up-to-date.

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Companies are run on people, processes and tools. Adding new tools into the mix means a change in the way people work and the way the business is run. Taking a step-by-step approach and getting buy-in from all stakeholders when putting a new tool in place will help ensure a […]

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Product lifecycle management in the cloud―or PLM in the cloud―offers significant benefits to on-premise PLM solutions. Learn the advantages of managing product data in the cloud and the superior protection cloud PLM solutions deliver.

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When it comes to designing and building a product, the type of product usually determines the approach a company will take. ETO companies can face challenges managing engineering changes. Discover ways to address these challenges and how to create efficiencies throughout the design and manufacturing phases.

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Scrap and rework costs can add up quickly. Learn how to reduce these expenses and prevent them from costing you a lot of time and money.

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Global innovation and new technologies have shifted the design process. Designers are just as likely to work with someone across the world as someone across the building, making the ability to share up-to-date and accurate product information a necessary part of bringing new product to market. […]

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The role of fixtures and jigs in the manufacturing process A successful manufacturing process relies on a manufacturer’s ability to build products in reliable and repeatable ways, so it’s important to make sure that the components used to build and test products are well maintained. Two important components that assist […]

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