The ECN Manager is a turnkey system designed to tightly connect your engineering design changes to what you are actually building on the shop floor.
- Change Request information logged and tied to resulting ECN process
- Complete Database shows full ECN and optionally ECR history
- Designer window runs natively within CAD system (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Pro-E)
- Change system includes ERP purchase order, work order and inventory information
- ECN Manager form allows the engineering manager to control ECN approvals and release to purchasing and manufacturing
- Automatic Distribution keeps the right parties informed
Approval/Action Path is followed and Required Tasks Completed
One of the most important benefits of QBuild’s ECN Manager is its flexible Approval Path component. The designer can determine and the engineering manager can modify the path of critical stakeholders who need to approve the ECN.
Eliminate Engineering ERP Clerical Work
With the ECN Manager your engineering team can focus on what they do best: Engineering. Double and triple data entries, photocopying and physical ECN delivery are eliminated and engineering information is entered into an ECN database from your CAD package in one simplified interface. This frees up engineering staff and reduces your engineering costs.
Reduce Data Entry Errors
By unifying the data entry process, the ECN Manager eliminates sources of error in your ECN system. Any BOM changes are automatically documented, eliminating a source of error. Further designers see the list of open orders and inventory quantities as they are making the changes to the drawing. This allows engineering to give disposition recommendations to production leading to fewer parts that are scrapped or shipped late
Improve ECN Archiving and Accessibility
ECN Manager liberates your ECN process from paper or patched together database systems. All data is accessible from a single interface from ECN details to old drawing data to who signed off and when. A searchable index of ECNs means no more lost or destroyed ECNs. A database of old drawings means you can look back to previous revisions for reference or to ensure you don’t undo the last ECN!
The ECN manager makes it easy to send complete ECN documentation to all the people who can benefit from it. Manual ECNs are very time consuming to either circulate or make copies of to send to all the people who should see it. The ECN Manager will free the information allowing all the relevant people to get the ECN information in a timely manner. Timely ECN distribution with the ECN manager results in fewer mistakes and eliminates the administrative hassle of copying and physically moving the ECNs.
Further, ECN Manager can assign tasks in the ERP to make sure that actions are taken based on the dispositioning set in a completed ECN. Accurate approval and actions reduce time spent on ECNs and improve productivity as changes are made before parts become scrap.