Manufacturers rely on both their ERP and their CAD program for important pieces of the production life cycle, like prototyping, inventory control, procurement and managing the BOM. For many manufacturers, the data that [...]
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The Bill of Materials, or the BOM, is essentially an engineer’s shopping list for creating a product. The BOM contains part numbers, quantities, part names, and procurement details. These are all critical pieces of [...]
Traditional ERP systems were developed for repetitive, make-to-stock manufacturers where there is a clear line between design and production. In the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) world, such a line doesn’t exist. Engineers no [...]
Unless an engineer is directly involved in the manufacturing of their products, they may only be slightly familiar with “lean” principles. At the heart of lean principles are these core concepts: To view work as a process, To [...]
Manufacturing companies combine Engineering (CAD) and Production (ERP) to make products. However, industry giants like SOLIDWORKS (CAD) and Infor SyteLine (ERP) do not directly link with each other. For most of the engineers [...]