On 9 September 2021, same as last year, I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Coming from about 20 students last year to over 30 students this year. Niek van Weert also wrote a blog post about the day (in Dutch), check it out. This year I requested the students to create a Word Cloud… Read More »What comes to mind when you think about Configuration Management?
I recently was asked if changing the level of traceability of a part requires a new Part number. So going from a Part that is not serialized to a serialized part. Let’s break this down using Form, Fit and Function: Form Serial numbers require a label or marking or an RFID label on the part. It can be that you have a generic label for non-serialized and serialized parts. Hence… Read More »Does changing the traceability of a part require a new part number?
It’s about Interchangeability & Traceability On 6 February 2020 Oleg Shilovitsky posted the article: What Should Trigger BOM Revision? Where he wrote: “The best advice I ever heard is “don’t revise the ship when you revise the toilet seat”. It says all you need to know. But the devil is in details.” AND “To change the upper assembly revision or not, this is a question. The rule I recommend you… Read More »It’s about Interchangeability and Traceability
Re-Identification In my previous article on Impact analysis, I talked about how important good change impact analysis is and how to facilitate this. One of the critical elements of facilitating a good change impact analysis is Re-identification. Even though the term might suggest this, re-identification is not about changing the ID of an existing item. When you say you need to re-identify an item, basically it means that either the… Read More »Re-Identification