What is a Manufacturing Change Process?

Manufacturing Change Process Definition

Manufacturing change process is a subset of engineering change management. Engineering change management involves creating, reviewing and gaining formal approval for engineering change requests (ECRs), engineering change orders (ECOs), and engineering change notifications (ECNs). It also encompassed the process to identify, review, and approve manufacturer’s parts.

A manufacturing change change order (MCO) is used to make a manufacturing change to a part of product. This typically does not involve a design change to a part or product. An example is a change to the approved manufacturer list (AML) or a change in the manufacturing processes used to produce a part. If a MCO does require a design change is it often accompanied by an ECO.

A manufacturing change request (MCR) is used to propose a manufacturing change that does not require a design change to an item or to product design.

Related Terms

  • Manufacturing Change Order (MCO)
  • Manufacturing Change Request (MCR)
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Approved Manufacturer List (AML)
  • Approved Vendor List (AVL)
  • Engineering Change Process