Convergence Data and National Oilwell PLM World 2017 Presentation

This presentation describes how our software is being used in the oil and gas industry.  We are primarily supporting ERP conversions for recent acquisitions as well as loading classification data into Teamcenter classification.

PSMC-Parts Standardization – Cross Industry View of Parts Management

This presentation was given at the Parts Standardization & Management Committee Conference chartered by the Defense Standardization Program Office in Washington DC. It provides a cross industry view of how different companies deploy parts management practices across industries. Presented by Richard Turner, President of Convergence Data Services, this document describes best practices that can be shared across industries.

PSMC-Parts Standardization Presentation

This presentation was given at the Parts Standardization & Management Committee Conference chartered by the Defense Standardization Program Office. It provides an excellent view of how this Aerospace & Defense electronics manufacturer is leveraging a standard parts database, built with CDS DFR, and CDS SmartFind search tools to both encourage the re-use of Standard Parts, mitigate obsolescence issues and to provide for a well-governed new part request and approval process. The presentation also provides detailed metrics on the savings accrued through the DFR-enabled usage of standard parts.

Maximizing Your Company’s Return on Data (RoD)

The PSMC, Part Standardization Management Committee, of which Convergence is a member, is a Department of Defense-chartered committee of individuals who are engaged in parts management related work. The PSMC provides a forum for exchanging technical information and sharing best practices for improving the Defense Parts Management Program. The presentation illustrates how Convergence solutions are used by aerospace customers and others to capture data about industry standard parts and how they are searched, compared, sourced, etc…

PDM/PLM and Part Classification: Why You Need Both

Both classes of systems, PDM/PLM and Supplier & Component Management or Classification, have their strengths and weaknesses. But both together are really needed to drive effective cross organizational and cross geographic standardization and reuse of parts, systems and products…

Effective Value Engineering Depends on Having the Right Data

The Information needed for supporting decisions regarding cost savings and/or quality improvements is usually not readily available. Further, cost-driving product information is buried in specification documents, drawings, CAD files, etc. …

Material Cost Reduction Approach to PLM Value

Value can be derived from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Systems through improving speed to market, reducing quality costs, improving productivity and material cost reduction…

Standards as Digital Data

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has a committee called the Strategic Standardization Forum for Aerospace (SSFA). This group is looking at the issue of modernizing standards data used by the aerospace industry so that it is in some meaningful digital structure. Richard Turner presented to the SSFA during a workshop on this topic in Crystal City, VA. The presentation illustrates how CDS solutions are used by Northrop Grumman, Boeing and others to capture data about industry standard parts and how they are searched, compared, sourced, etc. This is a high level introductory overview intended to show these industry standards creators how their documents are converted to data and used across industry today.

Similar Prices for Similar Parts
By Alton Sanders

Save a Boatload of Cash with Classification
By Lewis Lawrence

The Sum of The Parts
By Michael Cooke, Richard Turner and Stephen Chen

The Value of Good Product Data
By Richard Turner

The Product Complexity Conundrum
By Chloe Barzey and Robert Forrest

Data migration evolves from scripts to software
By Hannah Smalltree

Designing a Data Storage Systems for Environmental Compliance
Krista Botsford

Reduce program costs through parts Management

Integrated Part Information Management

Attribute-Enriched Data is Critical for Supply Chain Collaboration

Parts Management Data Sharing

This presentation was given at the Parts Standardization & Management Committee Conference chartered by the Defense Standardization Program Office. It provides an excellent view of how this Aerospace & Defense electronics manufacturer is leveraging a common item database, built with CDS DFR, and CDS SmartFind search tools to both encourage the use of Standard Parts and to provide for a well-governed new part request and approval process. The presentation also provides detailed metrics on the savings accrued through the DFR-enabled usage of standard parts.