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The benefits of NFTs for Configuration Management

Time for a different topic than the CM Baseline, but definitely a topic worth exploring when trying to understand the future of CM. But before diving into Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), it is required to know what a blockchain is. “A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are securely linked together using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data (generally represented as a Merkle tree, where data nodes are represented by… Read More »The benefits of NFTs for Configuration Management

Does changing the traceability of a part require a new part number?

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 and Traceability

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