In my previous post, ‘Understanding the Impact of Changes‘, I used the analogy of flights, flight plans, gates, control towers to explain how difficult it becomes to manage changes and their dependencies. To address this, CM2 from the Institute for Process Excellence has a solution called the CM2 Baseline or a.k.a. the As Planned/As Released Baseline. And while the SAE-EIA-649C standard for Configuration Management in its latest revision hints at this type… Read More »Connections tell the Story
Just before the end of 2021 Jos Voskuil a.k.a. the Virtual Dutchman organized a discussion about the Future of Configuration Management with Lisa Fenwick from CMstat, Maxime Gravel from Moog and myself. The focus of the discussion was on the impact of model-based and data-driven approaches. Check out the LinkedIn post or go to the article directly. Don’t forget to also read my own blog post which continues where we left the discussion: Understanding the Impact of Changes. Header picture by Jos Voskuil – source
Imagine a world in which we do not have air traffic control, we do not have flight plans or track the progress against these flight plans, but we do have all the flights we have pre-covid19 and we only have line of sight. Every 45 seconds, a plane arrives or departs at any given major airport. How would you prevent catastrophic plane crashes in such a world? Probably flying would… Read More »Understanding the Impact of Changes
This blog post is based on the presentation that I gave during the CIMdata PLM Roadmap PDT Fall 2021. Are you implementing Model-Based Initiatives and wonder how this will impact your company from an end-to-end perspective? And how will these initiatives impact configuration Management? Let’s look at the disruptions Configuration Management has faced and will face, focusing on Model-Based Initiatives. Where, from a Configuration Management perspective, a digital file still in many… Read More »Next Disruption Please…
On 9 September 2021, same as last year, I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Coming from about 20 students last year to over 30 students this year. Niek van Weert also wrote a blog post about the day (in Dutch), check it out. This year I requested the students to create a Word Cloud… Read More »What comes to mind when you think about Configuration Management?
I recently was asked if changing the level of traceability of a part requires a new Part number. So going from a Part that is not serialized to a serialized part. Let’s break this down using Form, Fit and Function: Form Serial numbers require a label or marking or an RFID label on the part. It can be that you have a generic label for non-serialized and serialized parts. Hence… Read More »Does changing the traceability of a part require a new part number?
In my previous article, I wrote about Export Control and Machine Learning, where it can be very difficult to determine how Export Rules apply in complex cases like Federated Learning. This series of articles was triggered by the excellent podcast ‘Maintaining the Physics Model within AI & ML’ Pt1 and Pt2 by Arnaud Hubaux from ASML and Max Gravel from IpX and the video from Arnaud on Taming the AI Demon to sustain innovation. This article will explore the question: What is the configuration of… Read More »What is the configuration when the product has an AI?
Arnaud Hubaux from ASML and Max Gravel from IpX talk about ‘Maintaining the Physics Model within AI & ML’ in this excellent 2 part Podcast: Pt1 and Pt2 In another video, Arnaud shares his thoughts on Taming the AI Demon to sustain innovation, where he states that Machine Learning is a commodity. If you want to learn how to be successful in your AI journey, make sure you watch these very intriguing videos! One of the points Arnaud brings up during part… Read More »Export Control and Machine Learning (ML)
Recently I joined a panel discussion with the team of Quick Release on the topic of Configuration Management vs Variant Configuration Management. Thanks to Rob Ferrone and Omid Hosseinitabar for inviting me. One question I found very intriguing, which had to do with Over-the-Air updates and how this relates to CM. Over-the-Air updates are software updates that are sent to the product wirelessly to update the firmware, operating system, or system settings/parameters for instance. This has… Read More »Software Over-the-Air Updates and CM
This post is based on the IpX ConX19 Keynote that I gave together with Martin Haket, remember when we could still do in-person conferences? And it is the prequel to the posts We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! and CM2: the cross-platform standard for impact analysis! Thanks to Max Gravel from IpX who was so kind to let me use his images. James Newman triggered me with his comment on my post ‘Would… Read More »Ignorance is Bliss! (till it isn’t)