On 10 September 2020 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). I had a lot of fun doing this, but I was also impressed by the students ability to stay engaged during some hardcore CM topics like identification, the change process, impact analysis and re-identification. Of course we also did the CM Game. During… Read More »Let’s create our own Butterfly Effect
The results The results of the COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management Survey are in. The survey received 35 responses. Thank you for your participation. The responses came from people representing various industries: And as expected some, about a third of the companies, have felt the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic to their Configuration Management processes and ways of working. On the question: How would you characterize your pre-COVID-19 CM Implementation? CM Implementation… Read More »COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management
Planning of changes in a Model Based Enterprise. Let me first say that I do see the benefits of the Model Based Enterprise (MBE) and that modeling information is also very valuable from a CM perspective. Think of improved impact analysis capabilities to support the expert domain specific and cross expert domain impact analysis as shown in the picture below. (See also the following posts: We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! and CM2:… Read More »Where does the deliverable begin and where does it end?
It’s about Interchangeability & Traceability On 6 February 2020 Oleg Shilovitsky posted the article: What Should Trigger BOM Revision? Where he wrote: “The best advice I ever heard is “don’t revise the ship when you revise the toilet seat”. It says all you need to know. But the devil is in details.” AND “To change the upper assembly revision or not, this is a question. The rule I recommend you… Read More »It’s about Interchangeability and Traceability
Podcast: Raising Industry Standardswith Configuration Management At the IpXConX19 event, Thom Singer and Craig Brown interviewed Martin Haket for the Digital Enterprise Society Podcast. He talked about Configuration Management and the need for standards especially in the area of Impact Analysis related to the presentation I did with Martin Haket on Ignorance is Bliss! You can find the article based on this presentation here: We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! You can find the podcast here: 025: RAISING INDUSTRY STANDARDS WITH CONFIGURATION… Read More »Martin Haket interviewed by Thom Singer and Craig Brown of the Digital Enterprise Society
Podcast: The integral role of Configuration Management in Industry 4.0 At the IpXConX19 event, Thom Singer and Craig Brown interviewed me for the Digital Enterprise Society Podcast. I talk about Configuration Management and the intersection with Industry 4.0. And I talk about the presentation I did with Martin Haket on Ignorance is Bliss! You can find the article based on this presentation here: We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! You can find the podcast here: 021: THE INTEGRAL ROLE OF… Read More »Interview by Thom Singer and Craig Brown of the Digital Enterprise Society
CM2 the cross-platform standard for impact analysis! Almost a week ago Jos Voskuil published a post on LinkedIn and virtualdutchman.com (A cross-platform interface standard for impact analysis?) as a response an article of me and Martin Haket (We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! Naturally I have to respond with another article as LinkedIn have a very limited way of giving feedback. CM2 (Enterprise CM) First some background on CM2. CM2 provides the operating… Read More »CM2: the cross-platform standard for impact analysis!
We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! Co-author: Martin Haket In case you have missed it, at the IpX ConX19 conference in San Diego Martin Haket and me stirred things up with our question to the panel of PLM/CLM vendors when we can expect a proper standard to support Impact Analysis across business systems. Oleg Shilovitsky already posted several articles about this: Who needs PLM standards? What would happen if PLM vendors would agree on data… Read More »We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis!
Re-Identification In my previous article on Impact analysis, I talked about how important good change impact analysis is and how to facilitate this. One of the critical elements of facilitating a good change impact analysis is Re-identification. Even though the term might suggest this, re-identification is not about changing the ID of an existing item. When you say you need to re-identify an item, basically it means that either the… Read More »Re-Identification
Impact Analysis It is my belief that one of the most critical steps of the change process is the impact analysis. A good impact analysis can make the difference between profit and loss. Most companies use the item hierarchy, product structure, or bill of material to help determine the impact of a change. However it is not as simple as that, especially with the trend of ever increasing complexity of… Read More »Impact Analysis