Has your team examined your parts library recently? How does it measure up? Many organizations forge ahead with PLM programs or try to revitalize a previous initiative without focusing on the most crucial element - the parts! ⚙️
If it's been a while since you last reviewed the state of your parts data (or have never attempted that exercise), it's never a bad time to get started! In our experience, beginning the journey with an initial small step can be enough to get the Engineering organization motivated and mobilized to drive improvements in how parts are managed. To get started, take our free parts management assessment!
Many customers share their stories with us. Here are just a few examples of the pain points that customers discuss:
🔎Findability: No one can find the parts - they're all landlocked in our legacy system and the data is horrible!
✖️Duplicates: Our engineers put five different motors into the same build, when we only needed one!
💽Classification Structure: Our team just throws parts and designs into a central storage drive, but it's not structured at all. It's just a repository.
⛔Centralized Parts Data: All of our parts data is stuck in multiple spreadsheets that are managed across different teams. Updates are made manually and in an ad hoc fashion.
⛓️Workflows & Governance: We really don't have a process in place. Most of the time, our Engineering team creates parts whenever they need them, but no one reviews or approves them.
💲Commercial Data: We source our parts from multiple suppliers and don't track how much each charges.
💰 Historical Analytics: We don't have a way to report on what our organization spent on its parts year over year.
Sound familiar? The list of stories goes on from there!
If your team struggles with one or more of these areas, complete the free parts management assessment. We would be happy to review your landscape and discuss your team's challenges, program goals, and ideas! 💬