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Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management Whitepaper

CMstat has announced the publication and availability of its newest whitepaper on Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management, also known as ALCM. This is the first comprehensive paper available to address the practice of ALCM and the use of configuration management software by industries with long-life assets that are deployed in the... Read More

Asset Lifecycle Configuration Management

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

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

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

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

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

Who really are the users of Configuration Management software?

While recently speaking with the CM manager at an A&D site I asked what type of users did they have of their CM software.  The response was that there were some doing a lot of work, but most didn’t do much at all! After my shock from this answer, it…

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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