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Parts & Documents, Terms and Definitions (PDF, 306 KB)

This paper contains a glossary of terms which are used in the other papers published on this site incl. definitions and explanations as recommended by the author.

Item Interchangeability Rules (PDF, 142 KB)

This paper contains guidelines to support the decision if an altered part is interchangeable with the old one or not and if a new part number has to be assigned. This is a fundamental question within the scope of Configuration Management CM/CM2 and Product Lifecycle Management PLM.

Parts & Documents, Numbering Principles (PDF, 95 KB)

This paper contains the personal recommendations of the author for creating of part and document numbering schemes.

Recommended Links

CM2 - the Configuration Management of second generation (former CMII)

Creating simple and flexible PLM - Good practice

simpleCAD standards - Blog by Barbara Jerin, incl. an online interchangeability checker

About the author

After his university studies in electronics, Jörg Eisenträger worked for many years as a test engineer, laboratory manager and QM representative in the field of electromagnetic compatibility. From 2001 - 2018 he worked for a medium-sized company in Germany and was responsible for the standards department and for the implementation of a modern configuration management and the automation of development-related business processes by administration and configuration of a PDM system including its interfaces to SAP and other systems. After his retirement he occasionally worked as a freelance PLM consultant. In 2008 he acquired the certificate as CM2 Professional from the Institute for Process Excellence IpX in Denver, CO/USA.

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Last modified: 2020-07-21