PDM: Managing Product Data
If you're part of a design team, you know how important Product Data Management (PDM) can be. There are seven reasons why PDM is so important:
- Better Control - Engineering data is time consuming to compile and can be unwieldy to manage (interrelationships, large data sets, etc.). PDM helps design teams and engineers communicate and stay on the same page.
- Increased Productivity - If you don't want to miss your production deadline, then you need to be able to find the right information fast.
- Error Elimination - Cost control requires reducing manufacturing waste by ensuring that you always work on the latest revision.
- Enterprise Connectivity - Sharing information with other business systems (ERP/MRP).
- Collaboration - Communicating information to suppliers/customers.
- Certification - Assisting with standardizing processes (FDA/ISO/FAA/TQM).
- Compliance - Helping ensure data security (ITAR, etc.).