Product Data Management Systems as a Tool in Engineering Change Management


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Engineering change management (ECM) affect to cost that are generated during the designing and manufacturing process. ECM also affects to the time how fast the product is on market. The changes have to be made quickly and the notifications of the changes have to reach the person who may need the information. Product Data Management (PDM) is the system which is not only storage place for the data; it is a tool which should make ECs faster and more effective. This paper deals with the techniques that are in use to handle the ECs with the help of PDM system.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 1025-1026)

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H.M. Song, J.W. Hu and H.K. Son




M. Huhtala et al., "Product Data Management Systems as a Tool in Engineering Change Management", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 1025-1026, pp. 1134-1140, 2014

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September 2014




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