Keeping the Bill of Materials Under Control

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 [...]

Improving Engineering Productivity Using Lean Principles

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 [...]

What is the Need for Integrated CAD-ERP Software?

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 [...]