Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Product Documentation -- Chapter 3. Identification Numbers -- Chapter 4. Interchangeability -- Chapter 5. Bill of Material -- Chapter 6. Potpourri -- Chapter 7. Product & Document Release -- Chapter 8. Change requests -- Chapter 9. Change cost. -- Chapter 10. Change Control -- Chapter 11. Fast Change -- Chapter 12. Implementing Process Improvement -- Chapter 13. Process standards and audits -- Chapter 14. EDC & the supply chain -- Chapter 15. Benchmarking -- Chapter 16. CM in the future.
|Author||: Frank B. Watts|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2018-04-11|
|ISBN 10||: 1119479347|
|Pages||: 192 pages|
Get to know a key ingredient to world-class product manufacturing With this manual, you have the best of the best management practices for the configuration management processes. It goes a long way toward satisfying Total Quality Management, FDA, GMP, Lean CM and ISO/QS/AS 9XXX process documentation requirements. The one requirement common to all those standards is to document the processes and to do what you document.
|Author||: Frank B. Watts|
|Publisher||: William Andrew|
|Release Date||: 2000|
|Pages||: 376 pages|
"The wall or gap between Engineering and the rest of the world has existed too long." Watts, with EC3 Corp. in Winter Park, CO, therefore emphasizes Engineering Documentation Control (EDC) or Configuration Management (CM)--distinguishing between the two--as a key business strategy in tandem with Total Quality Manufacturing, and takes a generic approach applicable to commercial and defense agency-related companies. This iteration (no date is specified for the first) includes a new chapter on benchmarking based on actual survey results, and expanded coverage of interchangeability and change costs. The volume concludes with CM predictions for the future. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This handbook is a new systematic approach to engineering documentation, therefore, it will simplify the end users ability to set up or enhance their engineering documentation requirements. Companies with small manual systems to large-scale mass production facilities can use this handbook to tailor their engineering documentation requirements. If an individual or company wishes to create or improve an engineering documentation system, there is no need to start from scratch. Instead, use this new handbook, complete with 47 specially designed forms and with procedures that cover every major aspect of a comprehensive engineering documentation system. Another book published by Noyes, Engineering Documentation Control Handbook can be very helpful if used in conjunction with this handbook. This book contains 62 engineering procedures and 27 forms. Most of these engineering procedures are influenced by the author's background in aircraft, aerospace, and the computer industry. The manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards was used as an example throughout the book. However, the principles are applicable to all engineering and operational disciplines.
|Author||: Elaine Monahan|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 1995-02-17|
|ISBN 10||: 148227342X|
|Pages||: 280 pages|
Discusses the requirements for establishing, maintaining and revitalizing an efficient engineering documentation control system for use by technical and manufacturing personnel in private industry. The book stresses simplicity and common sense in the development and implementation of all control practices, procedures and forms. A list of effective interchangeability rules, a glossary of essential engineering documentation terms and an extensive bibliography of key literature sources are provided.;This work is intended for mechanical, computer, design, manufacturing and civil engineers; program, purchasing and documentation and production control managers; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate and continuing-education students in these fields.
Configuration Management Metrics: Product Lifecycle and Engineering Documentation Control Process Measurement and Improvement provides a comprehensive discussion of measurements for configuration management/product lifecycle processes. Each chapter outlines one of the most important measures of merit – the need for written policy and procedures. The best of the best practices as to the optimum standards are listed with an opportunity for the reader to check off those that their company has and those they do not. The book first defines the concept of configuration management (CM) and explains its importance. It then discusses the important metrics in the major CM and related processes. These include: new item release; order entry/fulfillment; request for change; bill of material change cost; and field change. Ancillary processes which may or may not be thought of as part of these major processes are also addressed, including deviations, service parts, publications and field failure reporting. Provides detailed guidance on developing and implementing measurement systems and reports Demonstrates methods of graphing and charting data, with benchmarks A practical resource for the development of Engineering Documentation Control processes Includes basic principles of Product Lifecycle processes and their measurement
State-of-the-art in its simple, user-friendly presentation, this comprehensive handbook covers the entire process of preparing, producing, and distributing engineering documents using current computer software and the most recent technologies in information transfer. Available in both hardcover and softcover versions! Sponsored by: IEEE Professional Communications Society
The Aerospace Project Management Handbook focuses on space systems, exploring intricacies rarely seen in land-based projects. These range from additional compliance requirements from Earned Value Management requirements and regulations (ESA, NASA, FAA), to criticality and risk factors for systems where repair is impossible. Aerospace project management has become a pathway for success in harsh space environments, as the Handbook demonstrates. With chapters written by experts, this comprehensive book offers a step-by-step approach emphasizing the applied techniques and tools, and is a prime resource for program managers, technical leads, systems engineers, and principle payload leads.
A detailed and thorough reference on the discipline and practice of systems engineering The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook is to describe key process activities performed by systems engineers and other engineering professionals throughout the life cycle of a system. The book covers a wide range of fundamental system concepts that broaden the thinking of the systems engineering practitioner, such as system thinking, system science, life cycle management, specialty engineering, system of systems, and agile and iterative methods. This book also defines the discipline and practice of systems engineering for students and practicing professionals alike, providing an authoritative reference that is acknowledged worldwide. The latest edition of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: Is consistent with ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and software engineering—System life cycle processes and the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) Has been updated to include the latest concepts of the INCOSE working groups Is the body of knowledge for the INCOSE Certification Process This book is ideal for any engineering professional who has an interest in or needs to apply systems engineering practices. This includes the experienced systems engineer who needs a convenient reference, a product engineer or engineer in another discipline who needs to perform systems engineering, a new systems engineer, or anyone interested in learning more about systems engineering.
Configuration Management for Senior Managers is written to help managers in product manufacturing and engineering environments identify the ways in which they can streamline their products and processes through proactive documentation control and product lifecycle management. Experienced consultant Frank Watts gives a practitioner’s view tailored to the needs of management, without the textbook theory that can be hard to translate into real-world change. Unlike competing books that focus on CM within software and IT environments, this engineering-focused resource is packed with examples and lessons learned from leading product development and manufacturing companies, making it easy to apply the approach to your business. Developed to help you identify key policies and practices needing attention in your organization to establish and maintain consistency of processes and products, and to reduce operational costs Focused on configuration management (CM) within manufacturing and engineering settings, with relevant examples from leading companies Written by an experienced consultant and practitioner with the knowledge to provide real-world insights and solutions, not just textbook theory
|Author||: Vivek Nanda|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 2005-01-27|
|ISBN 10||: 9781420025309|
|Pages||: 352 pages|
Quality Management System Handbook for Product Development Companies describes a systematic approach for quality management and continuous improvement via a formal management system. The approach centers on a high-level process for defining a QMS from essential prerequisites to improvement mechanisms. The book outlines the five major QMS