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CMstat Announces Release of EPOCH CM for Asset Configuration Management

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

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

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

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

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 ?

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

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

Digital Twins for As-Maintained Configuration Management Part 1

In this month’s CMsights we asked Configuration Management practitioner, standards influencer, trainer, and author Kim Robertson to help us distill all the hype about digital twins and digital threads so we can understand their impact on as-maintained configuration management for long-life aerospace & defense equipment. Kim Robertson has over 39... Read More

Ten Configuration Management Truths

Learn more about these “Ten Configuration Management Truths for Aerospace Project Managers”... Configuration Management is the foundation for Quality Management at the product, project and program levels. CM is everyone’s responsibility, not just relegated to the engineering group or the CM expert. CM is not about the product history, or... Read More

Configuration Management Plan Review

After the recent CMsights article on "What is a Configuration Management Plan" CMstat received several excellent questions about what should and should not go into a configuration management plan. Some readers were seeking help with developing a new CM plan from scratch, while others were attempting to perform a configuration... Read More