Thursday, July 28, 2011

Taking Control of the Engineering Change Management Process to Stay Competitive

Companies typically instigate engineering change management initiatives to control cost or improve efficiencies. However, in a recent research published by Aberdeen, 63 percent of respondents indicated "time to market" as the top driver to improve engineering change management performance.

An efficient engineering change process can cut up to 33 percent off the typical product development cycle; however, 54 percent of companies lack a single repository to review, analyze, approve and track engineering changes across products. Some of the key drivers to improve engineering change management performance today are increased regulations and compliance, global teams and outsourcing, product complexity and variations, global competition and cost pressure, higher cost of quality, and customer satisfaction and loyalty.....

Complete article can be found here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

EU includes Medical Devices in RoHS directive

As per my previous article I had outlined that EU was contemplating to include Medical Device as part of the RoHS directive. On July 4th, 2011, EU decided to include medical devices as part of the RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC). The deadline for medical devices to comply to this directive is 22 July 2014. More to come...