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An Engineer’s Journey into Configuration Management: The Importance of Training and Certification

In this month’s CMsights post we invited Lisa Fenwick, Vice President of CMstat, to share how configuration management training and configuration management certification became so important to her engineering career. Lisa writes... I was very lucky when I graduated college with my BSME.  My first job was performing project management... Read More

Why not use PDM for all CM requirements? Part 3

In our third and final post on “why not use PDM for all CM requirements” we will discuss the three most common strategies over the years for providing configuration management capabilities to users across the OEM enterprise, as well as throughout the supply and service chain. The approaches summarized below... 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

Why not use PDM for all CM requirements?

 (Part 1 of 3) A common question we hear from industry attendees at conferences and workshops is “why can’t I just use our Product Data Management PDM software to satisfy all of our Configuration Management CM needs." The answer we at CMstat typically respond with is an honest “yes you... 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

Nimble Configuration Management for the Contract Supply and Service Chain

Back to the Future for CM in PLM? Configuration Management (CM) is an important function that has often been used to justify investment in PLM by industry.  Ironically, however, CM was often not deployed until near the end of many enterprise-wide implementations that often consumed years of planning, budget, and…

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3 Things to Know Before You Purchase Your PDM System

Selecting a PDM system can be a daunting task.  Here are some thoughts to help you in your search. Read More