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PLM Essentials - 6. Engineering Change Management (ECM)

PLM Essentials explores how to create processes and systems that will help your organisation deliver the innovation it requires to thrive in an ever more competitive marketplace. The sixth instalment explores one of the most significant topics coved in the series - engineering change management (ECM). This overview looks at the activity and objectives involved and what goes into the creation of a robust system to track changes and approvals, using a small but prominent EV manufacturer as a case study.

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Industry Reflections - 5. Start-Up to Start-Up Advice for Complex Engineering Delivery

EV start-ups are typically 12-24 months late to market relative to their originally stated launch date, with most of the delay during the transition from digital to physical. In his fifth entry to the Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou pivots from established OEMs to start-ups, outlining lessons learnt from various start-up engagements that can benefit new start-ups seeking to optimise the jump from digital design to physical line.

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Industry Reflections - 4. How Established OEMs Can Reinvent their Product Development Practice from Within

As product complexity accelerates, value chains require data-centric product development to address rising market diversity, resource constraints and integrated compliance requirements. In his fourth entry to the Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou sticks with the theme of new product development (NPD), this time asking how established OEMs can reinvent their product development practice from within to foster faster design to line times.

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PLM Essentials - 5. Engineering Structures

PLM Essentials explores how to create processes and systems that will help your organisation deliver the innovation it requires to thrive in an ever more competitive marketplace. The fifth instalment takes a look at engineering structures - the physical structuring of parts and assemblies in a product, represented within the BoM - and how getting them right can positively influence downstream procurement, logistics and manufacturing.

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Industry Reflections - 3. Driving Effective Delivery in Complex Engineering Start-Ups

80 percent of new complex engineered projects are late or over budget. Why should non-delivery be the norm and what can be learned from engineering start-ups? In his third entry to the Industry Reflections series, Lio Grealou discusses how engineering start-ups embark upon new product development (NPD) operations, manage innovation, stage-gate processes, and consider the types of governance that can be implemented to foster continuous to-quality, on-time and on-budget delivery.

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PLM Essentials - 4. BoM Setup

Our PLM Essentials series explores how to create processes and systems that will help your organisation deliver the innovation it requires to thrive in an ever more competitive marketplace. The fourth instalment covers the various types of BoM available, how to select, effectively implement and maintain a BoM that can help relieve engineers of time-consuming data management tasks.

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Industry Reflections - 2. Enterprise Solution 101 for Engineering Start-Ups

Digitalization is a means to an end; implementing enterprise solutions should be carefully scoped and timed, in context of business maturity and capability requirements. In his second 'Industry Reflections' piece, Lio Grealou discusses how start-ups leverage such capabilities and associated digital tools to get on the maturity ladder, balancing experimentation with best in breed solution adoption, building the required data culture as they mature their business operations and product offering.

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Patrick Gallagher appointed Managing Director, QR_ Inc.

QR_ are delighted to announce the addition of Patrick Gallagher to the QR_ family as Managing Director of our US entity, Quick Release Inc.