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As-Configured Management Demonstration Using PDMPlus Configuration Management Software

Part 3 of 3 - In the first article in this series we summarized the aerospace business and technology trends which have added so much complexity into their mix of products, processes, and programs that risks paralyzing even the best defense contractors and their supply chain. In the last CMsights... Read More

Hardware Configuration Management Software for the Aerospace Supply & Service Chain

Part 2 of 3 - The importance of As-Configured Management functionality for downstream users In this latest CMsights article from CMstat on hardware configuration management software we examine one of the most important aerospace configuration management functions that downstream users of product configuration data seek in their CM tools and... Read More

Hardware Configuration Management Software for the Aerospace & Defense Supply & Service Chain

(Part 1 of 3) Finding Simplicity in Complexity In this first article of a multi-part series on hardware configuration management software tools for the aerospace and defense industry we begin by summarizing the trends which have added so much complexity that can paralyze even the best defense contractors and their... Read More

Why not use PDM for all CM requirements? Part 2

 (Part 2 of 3) In our last CMsights post we began to unpack a question we hear frequently: why can’t we just use existing PDM software for all of our hardware configuration management software requirements, including those uses downstream of product engineering in the supply or aftermarket service chains? Managing the... Read More

Configuration Management: The Top 10 Requirements of CM for the Supply Chain

In CMstat’s recent whitepaper on “Nimble Configuration Management for the Contract Supply & Service Chain” we shared the top CM requirements for hardware configuration management heard most often over our twenty-plus years of supporting customers in the A&D industry.  They are: Intuitive and easily mastered in everyday use by the... Read More

New Whitepaper Available on Configuration Management

CMstat has published a new whitepaper on Nimble Hardware Configuration Management for the A&D Contract Supply and Service Chain.   This paper examines how the needs of hardware configuration management professionals working in the supply and aftermarket service chains of industries like A&D are different from those CM needs of product... Read More