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Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management Demo Using CMstat EPOCH CM

January, 2021
In our last CMsights article we investigated how Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management (ALCM) is both similar to and different from engineering-centric Product Configuration Management. In this month’s recorded CMsights video blog we will demonstrate an ALCM function from the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) phase of an asset’s lifecycle that... Read More

Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management

December, 2020
The Expanding Role of Configuration Management In this CMsights article we will examine the relatively new practice of Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management (ALCM), including how it is similar and different to product-centric CM, and the evolution in the use of CM software in industries with long-life products that have ALCM... Read More

CMstat Announces Release of EPOCH CM for Asset Configuration Management

October, 2020
The independent software solution provider CMstat has announced the general availability release of its next-generation Asset Configuration Management software product EPOCH CM. EPOCH CM offers a rapidly deployable, instantly usable, easily extensible, and swiftly affordable web-based solution for managing the live “As-X” configurations of deployed in-service products, equipment, systems, and... Read More

A Configuration Management Primer for Logistics Professionals

September, 2020
CMstat and the Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP) invite you to attend an educational webinar on Thursday, Sept. 24 on “A Configuration Management Primer for Logistics Professionals.” Attendees will learn why logistics engineers – as well as other professionals working downstream of product engineering in program management, quality, compliance,... Read More

Configuration Management Maturity Models

July, 2020
In this month’s CMsights we begin to explore the value of a Configuration Management Assessment using configuration management maturity models developed specifically for the practice of CM. This follows our April 2020 article on Configuration Management Assessments. In that post, we presented an example configuration management checklist of questions that... Read More

An Example Use of Configuration Management and the EIA-649 Standard During the COVID-19 Emergency

June, 2020
In the latest CMsights post we share a guest-authored article from Joseph Norton which illustrates the role of configuration management and CM standards like EIA-649 during a supply chain emergency such as that precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe is a current member and past officer of the SAE G-33... Read More

Configuration Management Assessment

April, 2020
A frequent question we hear from aerospace and defense industry executives is how can they perform an assessment of the performance of their organizations, programs, and products with regard to the practice of Configuration Management. CMstat has learned over our several decades that the underlying concern of managers, which triggers... Read More

PLM or PDM or CM ?

February, 2020
We are often asked by Aerospace & Defense Project Managers why they can’t use engineering Product Data Management (PDM) software or enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems to satisfy all of their program's requirements for full-lifecycle Configuration Management. We originally addressed this topic in a 3-part series of CMsights articles... Read More

Configuration Management Audits Part 1

December, 2019
A customer recently shared with us that a new-hire fresh out of engineering school asked, “Why do A&D programs need to perform so many reviews and audits; aren’t they obsolete or redundant in a world of continuous integration, AGILE development, model-based systems engineering, virtual prototyping, and digital twins?” The answer... Read More

A Configuration Management Guide for A&D Project Managers

October, 2019

It is no secret that levels of technical complexity and financial risk have rapidly grown within nearly every function of a modern-day aerospace and defense (A&D) contractor’s program. Today’s A&D project managers are experiencing a crushing density of complexity due to a confluence of business drivers and technology trends. As…

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