PLM Compliance Tips

Dec. 11, 2006
ENOVIA MatrixOne's recommendations.

PLM continues to get high marks as a compliance management solution, but it is only a tool and it needs comprehensive backup to meet regulatory objectives, says Michael J. Zepp, director of materials compliance solutions at ENOVIA MatrixOne, a Dassault Systemes organization.

Zepp sees materials compliance data management as a new business requirement. "It must involve the entire corporate organization since it impacts every department's ability to be successful. Not only do you need a broad understanding of departments, but you also need these new business requirements built into business procedures, legal contracts, and employees' job descriptions."

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Here's Zepp's list of ten typical pitfalls to avoid:
  1. No involvement from the purchasing function
  2. No executive support
  3. Missing information in Bill-of-Material data systems
  4. Not part of product design reviews
  5. Not built into business process procedures
  6. Not listed as requirement on contracts, drawings or statements-of-work
  7. Not a requirement for an engineering or manufacturing change
  8. Not part of employee's goals and performance reviews
  9. Not part of a supplier's performance metrics
  10. Not understood by marketing -- "Don't sell what you cannot make!"

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