Coordination of Engineering Changes between multiple CMs and Client was cumbersome
Modified drawing packages needed to be collected and zipped from several sources sent to the Contract Manufacturer (CM) for their input, red-lined, recollected, mailed back or ftp’ed to engineering, source design files modified, recollected retransmitted to the CM for final approval and then back to engineering for release.
Implement Part, BOM and Document management along with a custom Engineering Change process that included the Contract Manufacturer, configuration manager and the specific engineers involved with the change. Innovator was configured so that the CM could login directly to Aras Innovator but could only see the Engineering Changes assigned to them. The only parts visible to the particular CM were those on the Engineering Change.
Customer significantly reduced the amount of wasted work managing the change process and maintained security on their product lines between CMs.