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Synopsis: PDM PRODUCTS FROM ERP MAKERS We hear a lot of discussion these days about sending data electronically from PDM systems controlled by product designers to manufacturing resource planning (MRP) programs... pdm, products, erp, makers, pdm, products, erp, makers, hear, lot, discussion, days, sending, data, electronically, pdm, systems, controlled, product, designers, manufacturing, resource, planning, mrp, programs,


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pdm products erp makers hear lot discussion days sending data electronically pdm systems controlled product designers manufacturing resource planning mrp programs factory pdm vendors provide software copy data pdm database mrp system addition mrp vendors working pdm software uses databases manufacturing systems pdm programs keep track called product structure list subassemblies components associated product information mrp programs bill material bom view product structure lists assemblies components go particular version product produced engineering department design released factory related documents drawings specifications bom gets factory workers rearrange add prepare make product engineering bom called as-designed as-released bom information workers need make product instance engineering bom list type fasteners paint assembly specify number screws needed gallons paint required make items specifically factory packing materials needed get product shipped customer listed manufacturing bom addition engineering bill organizes information hierarchical structure lists series assemblies subassemblies manufacturing bom provides flat structure lists type quantity specifically breaking individual assembly design specifications drawings attached engineering bom documents needed move work factory tied manufacturing bom instance master schedule document determines products made linked manufacturing bom work orders describe specific methods produce item associated item manufacturing bom addition settings machine tools programs necessary run accompany manufacturing bom number companies mrp pdm systems work frequently data sent system electronically people manually reenter data pdm system mrp program ways pdm mrp systems number files documents drawings pose particular headaches manufacturing engineers instance mrp systems level manufacturing bom called item master identified number item master record contains product information bom associated drawings information necessary manufacturing departments produce item lead time lot number inventory status manufacturing information differ order order drawings engineering data mrp system allow number describe item master company uses number drawing lose manufacturing information assigns item-master number lose track drawings go order situation exists pdm mrp systems focus solving different problems pdm program tracks place detailed design information different versions product mrp system hand keeps information needed make order pdm mrp systems get synchronism engineering manufacturing agree numbering scheme software makes difficult ways generating numbers instance mrp systems keep revision numbers format dash allowing number 123-0 mrp pdm systems numbers contain dashes case custom software developed enable pdm program add dash companies implement pdm mrp developed ways work differences systems companies assign drawing numbers related item master drawing number a1 pdm related series item masters numbered a1-00 a1-99 mrp customers develop map item master drawings software works databases track relationships two refining interfaces makers pdm mrp software working slowly make systems communicate better pdm companies provide software helps people map pdm data fields mrp systems agile software corporation offers changecast product lets customers associate numbers engineering bom mrp item masters 32 different mrp systems data mapped quantities units measure dimensions pdm companies provide software functions like interpreter pdm systems specific mrp programs spate recent programs links pdm programs popular sap system incorporates mrp functions programs described august 1998 october 1998 issues pdm report pdm companies developing software works mrp programs vendors oracle j d edwards qad baan software programs tie pdm systems specific mrp programs provide tighter link mapping software instance agile changecast map database fields program software tightly links mrp system user interface customers access mrp program pdm instance cocreate workmanager lets customers open sap window work information directly mrp mapping software provides flexibility customers change data sent mrp mrp vendors take aim successful makers mrp software expanded originally called ?materials requirements planning ? methods manufacturing engineers plan movement raw materials work progress finished goods factory today mrp programs software controlling inventory planning production developing master schedules factory broader systems sap incorporate accounting sales distribution budgeting human resources logistics expanded scope makers mrp software taken calling ?enterprise resource planning? erp providers two largest sap ag baan company consider pdm logical extension erp software suites companies recently begun marketing separate programs perform product data management years ago baan bought company called b intelligence networks inc integrating company manta pdm program baan erp system today baanpdm program marketed division called baan engineering sold separately past bundled company mrp program perceived ?free? package baanpdm program provides three basic pdm functions document vault system tracking change orders product-structure manager extent users customize program quite limited customers define additional document types instance change program source code graphical user interface database structure make changes customers access baan application programming interface api baan allow baan provide customization services consulting arm strategy assure continuing revenue stream firms choose path customer change program doesn t mean t applications lockheed martin control systems implementing baanpdm version 5 1 3 lockheed corporate standards metaphase version 2 2 cmstat corporation configuration-management extensions aerospace defense metaphase program allowed control systems division customize application company baan primarily system met 250 necessary requirements control systems identified lockheed decision baanpdm abetted fact owned licenses baan erp software pdm module baanpdm exchange data baan manufacturing program engineers write interface program metaphase baan erp system engineers control systems division decided baanpdm program easier users learn metaphase baan system implemented four phases control systems division first phase complete metadata describing current product structure change notices documents assembly masters entered pdm system metadata tracked computer change process remains paper based implementation team modeling control systems business processes phase team fit business processes capabilities baan workflow software case metaphase provided capability model roles held people company assign variety privileges roles baan system provides limited number roles privileges addition metaphase flexible describing processes metaphase provides conditional branching execution process baan workflow phase two control systems bring line document vault users able check files repository view print change process remain paper based approvals made line baan workflow software implementation team begin configuration-management features baanpdm phase three stands baan system provide configuration-management features metaphase cmstat extensions engineers control systems division plan work baan improve area current release baanpdm lets people track date serial number particular product configuration active control systems plans tracking information effective date phase three control systems plans implement change-order processing line add program let engineers make comments documents drawings pdm control systems made final choice software purpose past standardized rosetta preview product rosetta purchased last year engineering animation inc time phase four completed end year beginning control systems hopes exchange data customers suppliers ways meet government requirements phase four implementation complete company begin ongoing process continuously improving pdm procedures systems chris eggleston lead software engineer project like see improvements baan software instance wants baan keyword feature allows people assign descriptive word object classes classify moisture sensitive engineers easily keywords effectively purpose program let administrators ?lock? changed permission keyword baanpdm change biggest surprise members team implementing baan control systems number annoying bugs found software serious far prevented engineers assigning zero quantity field item description engineers company item temporarily appear bom zero quantity control systems division first put baanpdm zero placed quantity field displayed exponential format correction problem worse bug ? zero placed quantity field item displayed baan working cure program display information user knows system said eggleston document lists problems system display phantom problems list real ones eggleston added frustration control systems software bugs limited baan extends software vendors ?we design flight-critical systems rigorous development process afford `good products develop software bugs know done ? said eggleston baan continues improve integration pdm baan erp system baanpdm linked baan iv information transferred pdm mrp recent baan v version program exchange data directions baan v transfer data mrp soon entered pdm program manage data previous versions send information specific times end year baan plans introduce software allows users actually run pdm program mrp sap pdm big kahuna erp sap ag german software company offices major city world sap offers software modules perform erp function configured packages 17 different industries company provides pdm functions contained sap modules system encourages pdm vendors link directly software fact sap offers certification program verifies business application programming interfaces sap term application programming interfaces properly software moves information mrp pdm programs time appear customers u sap pdm features despite fact ranks ninth cimdata 1997 list top pdm software service vendors company provide reference accounts article customers know connect sap applications developed pdm vendors change year sap sending pdm product manager victor lozinski u month drum interest product lozinski run sap pdm support center foster city california previously responsible setting sap pdm services europe organize office pdm consultants u develop relationships third-party companies provide pdm services pdm features first added r 3 product 1996 pdm features r 3 modules comprise separate pdm application r 3 pdm functions database separate mrp pdm database exchange information sap databases program application link enabling ale programming interfaces r 3 program provides ways databases exchange information immediately send receive data scheduled intervals sap r 3 system provides number pdm functions actually operate program modules means document-management software lets users check documents vault functions r 3 accounting logistics purchasing pdm workflow system lets people describe documents routed program classification features allow customers describe objects ways make easy work modules advantage sap approach allows product data larger number people people outside engineering don t access pdm vaults document repository departments information effectively shared marketing executives planners copywriters need know new products look engineering specifications stored vault course downside approach takes lot effort manage sap implementations large user identities worry administrator hundreds addition engineers resist idea outside departments looking design documents unintelligible people technically trained sap r 3 system provide administrators functions allow limit access documents sap r 3 program provides functions exclusively managing engineering data lets people keep track assemblies product structure components described terms material-master record called description item master pdm mrp systems metadata material-master record shared pdm erp functions sap single biggest benefit sap pdm ? need transfer information two applications data understood modules program engineering manufacturing department create so-called ?group bom? maintains group bom different developed departments engineering department factory separate boms based data material-master records provide information boms created sap important recently added feature sap bom function called product-variant structure allows bom describe options specific type product alternative configurations specific make model automobile kept bom sap previously different boms required variation sap program allows customers model process making engineering changes tasks process sent users r 3 electronic mailboxes advantage setting processes sap opposed performing task pdm systems process people outside engineering departments engineering-change process step proposed change sent purchasing department determine affect price assembly change sent manufacturing plant people charge tooling ascertain redesigned made existing equipment disadvantage sap workflow software prior version 4 0 company admission administrators processes end users make changes process-modeling accomplished writing program code graphical design tools creating workflow models lozinski said improvements program made version 4 0 4 5 r 3 version 4 0 first time provided ways users view workflow graphical format version 4 5 allow users make changes process models graphical-user interface upcoming version provide forms process present thumbnails large process models users easily select specific areas work difficulty sap company provide cad interfaces available done third parties third-party interface software good provided pdm vendor sap certify cad interfaces approves links pdm systems company certified interfaces 13 two-d three-d electronic computer-aided design programs full list certified programs found   http www sap com products compsoft certify cad htm list presently interfaces catia cadam i-deas pro intralink me10 autocad microstation medusa cadds5 programs work commonly cad cam software unigraphics pro engineer solidworks solid edge lozinski says interface programs solidworks solid edge expected soon unigraphics planned shortly firms successfully sap r 3 mrp planning put pdm system take look sap offers pdm simple easy sap customers plan implement count investing lot money services experts get system running keep operating smoothly hand advantages working database underestimated companies provide so-called enterprise access information stored pdm vault options years ago customers vendor pdm mrp vendor actually solution baan sap come long putting useable pdm products time looks baan better foothold market sap dominance erp conceivably build base u quickly information baanpdm contact lance e murphy marketing manager americas baan engineering 25240 lahser road southfield michigan 48034 telephone 248 799-8900 ext 213 fax 248 799-7421 e-mail [email protected] com web site http www baanpdm com information sap pdm support center staffed month contact victor lozinski e-mail address victor [email protected] de addition full listing u offices sap ag located http www sap com contact usa htm, com.cadcamnet_pdm_003_01_02, KnowledgeStor, Knowledge-Stor,