Product development is an essential component in all manufacturing and engineering based organizations, but it can often be difficult to execute processes and workflows in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. The Auros software is a valuable tool that can be versatilely used across the board in entire organizations, and has already helped numerous global companies drastically improve their knowledge management. To give you a better understanding of how Auros can help the product development department, we put together a list of our favorite ways Auros helps.
In today’s economy, organizations have to put their best foot forward to keep ahead of competition. For many well-established companies, it can be difficult to convert from the standard waterfall approach to the Agile approach. Auros makes this transition less painful by blending standard work and knowledge into the Agile concept.
The APQP process drives collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing across functional groups to ensure customer satisfaction. The core tool set and methodology of APQP helps diminish risk and failures. Auros complements the core tool set by provisioning knowledge early in the process and helps identify the risks by integrating APQP status into design reviews and process metrics.
Design reviews and sign-off events occur near the end of a phase or milestone, which in turn is the beginning of an intensive documentation gathering effort, and often exposes issues and risks too late in the process. Auros offers a solution by providing relevant information to users throughout each milestone, saving the organization time and resources. The continuous evaluation process in Auros identifies issues and risks earlier in the process, reducing cost and time to market.
In today’s competitive market, design standards need to be defined, monitored, and controlled. Auros gives organizations the ability to quickly create structured design standards that are controlled by individual business units, but can be easily shared across multiple business applications. Auros’ unique capabilities provisions structured design standards throughout the entire design process, which eliminates the wasted effort of searching and reviewing potentially unrelated or outdated standards.
The first step in reducing time to market starts with the ability to quickly generate accurate CAD models. However, gathering the necessary information often takes a significant amount of time and delays the design process. Auros can deliver context-specific rules into the CAD model from multiple stakeholders, which are evaluated continuously during the design process.
Since most organizations have access to the same processes, management techniques, and commercial software systems, the only thing that truly differentiates them is their knowledge. Incorporating that knowledge into models is called Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE). Looking at the traditional method of KBE application development, it occurs largely in an ad hoc manner, giving the KBE application a limited lifespan. Auros solves many of the traditional KBE pitfalls by providing the framework, methodology, and efficiency to create, maintain, and deploy valuable organizational knowledge into models.
Regulatory compliance can take on different definitions, depending on the industry in which you are applying the policies. When it comes to compliance management, having a tool that can easily provide traceability to evidence is invaluable. Auros provides a robust regulatory compliance management tool, providing the detailed evaluation evidence and reporting verification status needed to mitigate risk and satisfy audit processes.
System engineers are challenged to meet the expectations of the consumer, while designing around the increased complexity of a product. To meet these expectations, companies must design, manage, and optimize complex engineering systems. Auros provides a tool set that will allow users to validate customer requirements, explore design options, optimize designs, and make designs robust through parameter-to-parameter rule connectivity.
The ability to simulate products, processes, tools, and assembly plants in a virtual environment saves organizations time and money. Often these simulations result in virtual build events where representatives from engineering, manufacturing, and plant operations come together to identify risks that need to be addressed prior to the creation of parts and tools. In most cases, the benefits of these events are directly related to the team’s ability to detect issues and risks based on their prior experiences. Auros converts tribal knowledge from seasoned virtual build participants and converts it into explicit knowledge that can be delivered to less experienced personnel, enabling them to evaluate the products, processes, tools, and plant operations with the same level of fidelity.
These are just a few ways that Auros can be used for product development. Auros can also be used for standard work, methods and techniques, best practices, lessons learned sharing, customer and design requirements, deviation management, and issue management, among many more areas.
If you’d like to see how Auros can help your product development team through a demo, schedule a consultative briefing with Auros Knowledge Systems. During the 45- minute briefing, a lead Auros application engineer will discuss the benefits of the software with you, and answer any questions that you have. To set up your briefing, visit AurosKS.com/briefing.