Michael Pecht1, Francois Dagorn2, and Diganta Das1
1CALCE, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20740, USA
2 CESi Engineering School, Boulevard de l'Université, 44603 Saint-Nazaire, France
This paper presents the reasons behind part
changes, the methods used internally by good part manufacturers
to manage changes, the current industry standards that are
focused on change management, and how change notices are
propagated through the supply chain. This paper discusses contractual
agreements, purchases through contract manufacturers
and distributors, and the tracking of purchased parts, with
numerous examples and recommendations.
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