Why is it important to track the change management of a company?

Nowadays, products are constantly evolving in order to keep up the competition complying with the current regulations.

A concrete management is essential to enhance the product and the whole process related to its production.

How to evaluate the economic and technical impact caused by this change?
Why can we consider PLM as the correct instrument?

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system includes all the information and processes related to every step of a product or service lifecycle, from the specific needs to suit, the Engineering Bill of Materials (EBOM), CAD data until the Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM), Bill of processes (BOP) and Bill of resources (BOR).
So, the Single Source of Truth is an important practice which represents the basis of efficient change management.

Thanks to a model which aggregates all the information about the product and its process, a PLM system gives you the possibility to carry out end-to-end analysis related to a change proposal aside from its origin (production department, maintenance, aftersales services and so on). In this way, it’s easier to denote the departments that must be involved or the activities that need to be planned before and monitored in order to define and check every configuration.

Is this change complex? Does it need several approvals?

Change Management is divided into four phases:

  1. Change Identification
  2. Change Evaluation
  3. Change Governance
  4. Change Implementation

Every company can implement a tailor-made process in accordance with each normative.

Once done, these changes may be exchanged with ERP and MES systems making them more efficient according to PLM effectiveness in order to consider every restriction imposed by the production department such as leftover stock.

Our team believes in a holistic approach aimed at supporting the digital transformation that perfectly matches with Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, whose functionalities can hold up the different stakeholders. Through the platform dashboard, it’s easy to monitor the current situation of the projects ensuring that the implementation of changes has been done correctly.

Implementing best practices is useful to achieve the maximum efficiency of process always supporting a modern and flexible work methodology. To do this, you need to mix specific skills and a prior knowledge of the system.