Engineering Change Management

Nothing stands still in this world, change is the only constant. This old pearl of wisdom also applies to engineering and manufacturing. Once something is designed, chances are you will keep changing it. Even a new product will sometimes be created as a copy of an existing one with some changes applied.

OpenBOM provides a flexible and robust mechanism to track and manage changes. It includes the following functions:

  1. Change History
  2. Revisions
  3. Change Report
  4. Change Request and Approval

OpenBOM keeps the full history of all changes. Everything is traceable and discoverable. Change history is automatically captured, so you don’t need to do anything. The mechanisms of change in history are triggered automatically. Every time you change data in OpenBOM catalogs, bill of materials, orders, and other data elements, it is captured and preserved in the OpenBOM database.

A revision is an immutable snapshot (copy) of the BOM. It can be used to organize a stable baseline for a specific BOM representation (revision). Revision history is a linear representation of all saved revisions. 

 

You can create a report with a list of changes that were made in a BOM between revisions. The report can be exported to Excel and used outside of OpenBOM. Currently, a change report can only be created between two revisions of the BOM.

An advanced change management mechanism is available in OpenBOM Company Subscriptions and it allows you to manage Engineering Change Orders and support Change Request Approval mechanism. 

OpenBOM’s lifecycle mechanism includes change requests, review, and approval stage.

An advanced change management mechanism is available in OpenBOM Company Subscriptions and it allows you to manage Engineering Change Orders and support Change Request Approval mechanism. 

OpenBOM’s lifecycle mechanism includes change requests, review, and approval stage.

Check more about OpenBOM Change Management, Revision Control, and Change Approvals

Managing Changes and Revisions