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5 Ways a CM Baseline brings value

The CM Baseline is one of the foundations of the CM2 Model as it provides you with the correct information about the configuration. It also gives you insights into the changes to the configuration over time and enables the flexibility needed to deal with all these changes without losing configuration control. While there are many use cases, this post will highlight five ways how a CM Baseline brings value to… Read More »5 Ways a CM Baseline brings value

Timing

Timing is Everything

In air travel, timing is everything because we do not want to miss our flight or miss a connecting flight. Also, in stories, timing is everything, as it can make or break a story. The same holds for changes; timing can make or break a change. This article will explore the fourth and last component of the CM Baseline: Planning to be more precise Implementation Plans. If you missed any… Read More »Timing is Everything

Where does the deliverable begin and where does it end?

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?

A Glimpse into the future of CM – #3

A Glimpse into the future of CM – #3 Part 3: Types of models from a configuration management perspective. In a Glimpse into the future of CM – Part 1 [1,2] the Industry 4.0 Committee of the Integrated Process Excellence (IPX) Congress concluded that a Model is not the same as a Dataset as defined by CM2. The Industry 4.0 Committee defined a model as: a digital graphical, conceptual, mathematical, logical and/or physical… Read More »A Glimpse into the future of CM – #3

A Glimpse into the future of CM – #2

Part 2: How to structure the various types of models and datasets? It is no secret that product complexity keeps increasing and with that the number of dependencies increases as well. Not only product complexity also supply chain complexity increases. So how can you ensure that all information for a product/platform is captured and structured in such a way that it facilitates the change process efficiently and effectively? It all… Read More »A Glimpse into the future of CM – #2

A Glimpse into the Future of CM

Part 1: How do model-based approaches impact Configuration Management? Have you noticed that the speed of advancements in technology is rapidly increasing? Have you thought about the impact of these advancements to Configuration Management (CM)? To date, the biggest impact to CM was going from paper based document to a digital document, where the document was still recognizable as a document. Now with Industry 4.0 and (Industrial) Internet of Things the drive and… Read More »A Glimpse into the Future of CM

The True Impact of Industry 4.0 Revealed

Industry 4.0 or Industrie 4.0 was introduced by the German government to promote their manufacturing industry and is often used interchangeably with Internet of Things (IOT) or more specifically Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). When asked in an online survey [1], 70% of the 60 respondents indicated that they knew what Industry 4.0 or the 4th Industrial revolution was. And when asked which Industry 4.0 initiatives their company is working… Read More »The True Impact of Industry 4.0 Revealed

Impact of Additive Manufacturing on CM

Impact of Additive Manufacturing on CM I found a really interesting article being shared on LinkedIn: An Epiphany Of Disruption: GE Additive Chief Explains How 3D Printing Will Upend Manufacturing [1], which I advise you to read if you are interested in the potential of additive manufacturing. It contains the following quote that got me thinking: Within 18 months, the team was able to print half of the machine, reducing 900 separate… Read More »Impact of Additive Manufacturing on CM