RDM: Product Data Management
RDM | Product Development & Collaboration | Product Data Management Life-cycle data management functions manage and deliver a wide range of product-related objects like documents, product structures and recipes. The integration with change and configuration management ensures immediate access to up-to-date data.
|Product Structure Management||Material Management You can Manage the master data for all materials an organization procures, produces, stores, or sells. BOM Management Enables you to manage all the assemblies and components of the product and their technical data. By defining separate BOMs for the different areas within your organization, such as engineering or production, each area has its own view on the product with the specific data it requires. Routing Management In a routing, you plan the operations (work steps) to be carried out during production, the activities to be used in the operations as a basis for determining dates, capacity requirements and costs, the use of materials during production, the use of work centers, and the quality checks to be carried out during production. Variant Configuration With the variant configurator, you can describe and easily manage all the possible variants of a product. In the ordering process, the customer is able to configure a product that exactly matches his or her requirements. Document Structure Management Document structures can be used to maintain complex sets of documents, with or without engineering change control and revisioning. Classification Allows you to use characteristics (for example, color or size) to describe all types of objects (for example, materials, documents, or equipment) and to group similar objects in classes. Using the characteristics as search criteria ensures that you can find objects with similar or identical characteristics as quickly as possible.|
|Recipe Management||Product Formulation and Recipe Development Supports the development of product definitions, the product formulation process, and the creation of recipes for manufacturing products. The developer can drive product development forward using structured product and raw material specifications in the form of non-machine-specific and cross-plant formulas and recipes, independently of existing material masters. There are also functions available for determining product properties that can calculate the properties of products from the properties of raw materials, for example, compositions, nutritional values, and product prices. Detailed search functions allow you to find previous definitions and approaches so that you can build on these results by making sure that failed attempts are not repeated, therefore reducing costs and development time and speeding up the development process. Functions such as workflow, project management, status management, and change management, also help to control and monitor product development processes.|
|Specification Management||This component allows users to create and manage specifications for EH&S objects such as substances, agents, dangerous goods classifications, waste codes, and packaging and assign characteristics to these objects using identifiers. For each specification you enter structured data and text information, for example, in the form of phrases. Business specifications and phrases can be used for products developed, manufactured and procured for the plant.|
|Change and Configuration Management||Change Notification/Claim Management Describes an issue in an easy-to-use way to trigger and monitor corrective actions, e.g., an engineering change request.|