Engineering creates and documents product designs comprising the complete product record, and then everyone else uses this information to verify, validate, source, manufacture, and support the products. But who is everyone else? They can be teams from manufacturing, quality, regulatory, clinical, purchasing, supply chain partners, and field service groups.
When evaluating solutions, consider every aspect of the product. The complete product record includes BOMs that define electro-mechanical assemblies with reference designators to identify a component in an electrical schematic or on a printed circuit board (PCB). The product record is further enhanced with the supporting manufacturers’ information (i.e., relational AML/AVL), drawings, specifications, and procedures.