Because I’ve been in the electrical/electronics (E/E) engineering industry for such a long time, I can still remember drawing PCB layouts manually. We would then work out the connection lengths of wire harnesses by laying out waxed cord lacing on a physical prototype. Managing design data was fairly simple: from drawings to parts lists and specifications, everything was visible and physically tangible on a paper document – though more prone to coffee spills and unintentional loss! Later, with the help of CAD Tools, engineering specifications and drawings went digital and the number of files handled grew with the performance of the tools.
The 3 Essential Steps to Realizing DAMA (Design Anywhere, Manufacture Anywhere) Within Your Organization
No one said auditing was fun, but there is no playing dodge ball on this one. It’s really important to gain a deep understanding of the structure and organization of the current enterprise and this doesn’t mean sitting back and delving around in your IT structures. I’m talking here about interviewing engineers, purchasing staff, manufacturing managers and general management. Yes that’s correct, actually talking to them.
DAMA Part 3: Enterprise Information Structures and Challenges at the Engineering and Manufacturing Level
This week in my series of posts looking at the topic of DAMA I’m going to focus on enterprise information structures, then challenges at the engineering and manufacturing level. Don’t forget to read up on part 1 and part 2…
After introducing the concept of Design Anywhere, Manufacture Anywhere, (DAMA) within the context of PLM last week, today I want to focus on other factors such as mergers and acquisitions, information sharing and component obsolescence.
DAMA, Design Anywhere Manufacture Anyway is one of those buzz words/phrases that can mean so much – but really what’s behind this grand name? And more to the point what implications does it have on the electrical design process?