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By Frank B. Watts

Configuration administration (CM) has develop into a key technique for profitable production businesses. Controlling the layout documentation all through its lifecycle and figuring out what's within the product is central for quick relocating a brand new product to undefined, deciding on and making invaluable adjustments as speedy as attainable. CM is in a similar way vital to effective, top of the range and occasional expense offer chain and creation techniques. it's also severe to upkeep, fix, retrofit, carrier components provisioning in addition to the elephant within the room - legal responsibility defense. speedy, exact, effective, documented, measured and good understood Configuration administration can be severe to profitability. Frank Watts' Configuration administration Metrics will get engineers and bosses up and operating with Configuration administration size, reporting and benchmarking strategies designed to bring world-class production results. in regards to the writer Frank Watts is a specialist with approximately 50 years of business and consulting experience.  He has based his personal corporation to concentrate on Configuration administration. Mr. Watts has guided the advance of the engineering swap keep an eye on procedure at many businesses, making major contributions to enhance new product unlock tactics, set up MRP/ERP structures and new numbering platforms, and support businesses reach a unmarried BOM database, and consultant reengineering of the Configuration administration processes.  He is writer of 3 versions of the Engineering Documentation keep an eye on Handbook.  offers special assistance on constructing and imposing size structures and experiences Demonstrates tools of graphing and charting info, with benchmarks a realistic source for the advance of Engineering Documentation keep an eye on tactics comprises easy rules of Product Lifecycle methods and their size

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5 pages average. Comment: Author’s standards are 76 pages (45 standards). Every form should have a form instruction. ISO 9000 certified: Yes 16% No 38% In process 43% No intent 3%. Certifying organization: ____________________________. Est. cost $ ________ Comment: Not enough respondents to give meaningful summary as to certifiers or cost. More recent polling in seminars indicates that 85/90% are now ISO certified. Occasionally a few companies have now indicated they are allowing their certification to lapse.

A decision as to the time-frequency of the metric also needs to be made – daily, weekly or monthly. Most of the suggested measurements will be done in whole work days. A more sophisticated approach, especially with flexible hours, might be to break the work day into ten hours/parts and measure to the tenth of a work day. This would better account for work days that are started early by some folks and ended late by others. Use of this technique would depend upon your hours and the need for precision.

Derived from examining individual answers: 29% only engineering docs 21% all technical docs. 41 CHAPTER 2 Metrics and process requirements Comment: Didn’t ask how many require all documents affected by a change to be ‘‘bundled’’ in the same change – a poor practice in this analyst’s experience. Who CM organization answers to (see Fig. 9): Engineering 67% Manufacturing 17% QA 9% Other 5% President 2%. Comment: Answering to the President – that’s clout! 9  Who in the organization the CM group answers to (pick one).

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