Efficient, transparent, collaborative—do any of these words describe maintaining the Bill of Materials (BOM) in PTC Windchill FlexPLM? The presenters are guessing your answer is “no.” They would have said “no” five months ago, but after hearing their presentation attendees will understand how the presenters can now say “yes!” The presenters will explain Brown Shoe Company’s need for a reliable tool to allow dual-maintenance of the BOM by both US and FE teams for greater efficiency. The presenters will demonstrate the initial rollout of the PTC Windchill FlexPLM OOTB BOM Change Tracking Report and the companywide reaction it generated. The presenters will also take the attendees through the journey to build a customized BOM Change Tracking Report, complete with colors signifying changes to, additions to, and removals from the BOM, enhanced BOM statuses, and related customized Tech Pack to assist with BOM change communication to the factory. The presenters will share the unique challenges of the project, the insights gained, and the celebrated wins, including the metrics achieved by the use of the report. During the presentation, the presenters will poll the audience about key points they wish to learn from the PTC Windchill FlexPLM community to spark new ideas.
Presented by: Mary Agan and Shishir Sarraf, Brown Shoe Company