4 Product Data Management provides the
management tools you need to fully develop
and maintain your complete engineering
database. Product Data Management streamlines
the process of building and maintaining
a complete manufacturing database of parts
and Bills of Material (BOM's) by providing
an easy-to-use graphical environment featuring
"drag and drop" technology. To build your
parts database, users simply enter engineering,
accounting and manufacturing information;
the Bills of Materials process then establishes
engineering relationships between manufactured
parts and their components. Access is
easy, maintenance becomes simple, and
you can change, add or delete parts and
BOM information with no interruption to
the manufacturing process.
The optional Engineering Change Notice
(ECN) process enables you to track and
implement product changes. ECN works
in conjunction with Sales Order Processing,
Purchase Order, MRP and Inventory Control.
Whether your mode of manufacturing
ranges from a job shop environment to
complex design and assembly, FlexGen 4
Product Data Management will deliver the
power and versatility your engineering
By using FlexGen
4 Engineering you can:
- Establish quick and easy parts management
policies, scheduling, production and
- Copy from one part to another selected
information or all with easy "except
- Set up multiple cross-references to
an individual part, for ease of part
identification and access.
- Choose from multiple costing methods
to best fit your production mode.
- "Drill down" through multiple level
BOM's to analyze structure, costs, history,
parts availability and future activity.
- Implement at your option a complete
"Engineering Change Notice" environment
if your production process demands it.