PROLIM Engineering Change Management automates, controls and systematizes all change requests, assessments, plans and actual changes to a product system. As product complexity increases and organizations become more reliant on their supply chains, managing the change process and communicating change status across many groups inside the organization and into the supply chain is an increasing challenge. Ineffective or poorly managed change processes can leave organizations struggling to improve quality, reduce time-to-market and manage costs.
The change process in PROLIM manages all change requests, valuations, plans, and orders to a product or system. It also ensures users throughout extended supply chain have easy visibility into the engineering change status through the product lifecycle, where change histories are mechanically captured and recorded.
An Engineering Change Management (ECO) is a critical part of keeping product growth on track and making sure product information is exact. A good ECO contains the full description, analysis, cost and impact of a change, and a good ECO process ensures that all stakeholders have bought in to the change. Having an organized method of handling product changes reduces potential design, manufacturing and inventory errors, minimizes development delays and makes it easy to get input from different departments, key suppliers and contract manufacturers.