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PLM for Manufacturing

PLM for Manufacturing

Our framework allows new and modified product assemblies to be released to the shop floor in as little as half the time and with up to 90% fewer errors

Workflow

Define your own workflow to manage the implementation of manufacturing changes.

  • Establish a sequence of steps that should be taken for every type of change. 
  • Use checklists to ensure that every piece of the change is made. 
  • Define roles and responsibilities to create ownership and accountability by all team members involved. 
  • Monitor the change status dashboard for greater visibility. 

Manufacturing Change Order

Make sure that your team properly plans for all released ECOs. 

  • Generate an MCO when a new product design is released or changes are requested from the shop floor. 
  • Initiate a workflow to review and update process plans to account for requested changes.  
  • Assign and view project queues for a team or individual.

mBOM Authoring

Reconcile the mBOM directly against the new eBOM and reconfigure to meet manufacturing requirements.

  • Generate side-by-side comparison of the new eBOM and the current mBOM. 
  • View color-coded flags that highlight the differences between the BOMs. 
  • Automatically determine items that are new to the system or new to the BOM. 
  • Identify the last usage of an item to plan for inventory changeovers.
  • Set effectivity dates, adjust quantities, and split items across operation sequence numbers. 

Consumption Management

Quickly identify process routing and work instruction changes driven by mBOM updates.

  • Activities within process routings consume items from the mBOM. 
  • Quickly search process library to compare and find differences between the mBOM and routing. 
  • Drag and drop items into the routing using a workbench that reconciles the routing to the mBOM.
  • Moving tasks or rebalancing the line moves the consumed item within the routing to the new station or operator. 
  • Apply revision changes based on ECOs to all impacted activities.
  • Set effectivity dates and applicable models and options to control implementation of ECOs. 

Model-Option Configuration of Process

The concept of models and options is an integral part of Proplanner's solutions, because Models and Options are an integral part of the production of complex assembly products. Models typically represent high level types of products (sometimes referred to as families), while options represent features applied to those models to allow for further variation and customization.

Though this concept is similar for sales configuration solutions that control which model and option combinations are feasible from an order and sales perspective, the purpose behind the use of models and options in process configuration is very different.  

Different product models and options require different assembly processes. Some processes, or tasks, may be performed on multiple models and/or options, while other tasks may be unique to just one or two models and/or options. 

In Assembly Planner, this means one process routing instead of hundreds.

  • Maintain a single process routing that can be filtered by model and option rules at the time of use in line balancing analysis, work instruction generation, part delivery plans, etc. 
  • Leverage common assembly tasks; write each task once and map to all model(s) and/or option(s) that require it instead of writing and updating the same task in multiple documents.

ERP Integration

Import mBOMs or export mBOMs and routings based on effectivity.

Mass update mBOM based on activity consumption location and automatically set operation sequence numbers.

PDM Integration

Import eBOMs and apply changes to mBOMs which are linked to the process routing.

 

How many systems do you update for each ECO? Do you know how far along the manufacturing engineering team is towards launching a new product?
An integrated work flow simplifies the change process and ensures that stakeholders know the status of each change.

How do you know the impact an ECO is going to have on the assembly line?
Proplanner visually shows you the impact in side-by-side and step-by-step comparisons.

Does your process routing match your BOM and work instructions?
Use Proplanner's built-in Routing/mBOM reconciliation tool. 

Are you electronically receiving ECOs and eBOMs in a usable format?
Import, compare, and view changes seamlessly. 

Are you able to submit your completed routings and mBOMs electronically?
Automatically aggregate and publish reconciled data by effectivity.

 

Proplanner provides a single system for engineers to create a plan for manufacturing. We suggest you review these solutions next: 

PLM

Parts can be mapped directly from the BOM to tasks in the routing

MES

New work instructions are generated automatically when new line balance scenarios are developed

M&LP

Parts mapped to tasks can update logistics planning (PFEP)

APS

Line balance scenarios can be merged with order details to perform advanced scheduling and operator allocation

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