It’s more crucial than ever that engineers leverage collective knowledge, methods, and techniques to create successful products. Many engineers rely on the Knowledge Aware approach through the Auros software to efficiently deploy important knowledge like lessons, standards, requirements, and procedures. Here are some of the top ways that engineers use Auros daily.
Agile Process and Product Development
Nowadays, many organizations are transitioning from the traditional waterfall approach to the Agile method, which allows them to create better products quickly at a lower cost. Some organizations may find it difficult to adapt to the new process, and that’s where Auros comes in. The Assessment and Issue Walls in Auros function like a virtual Kanban system, providing a view of work as it’s being completed and curtailing extra work in process activities. Furthermore, the Auros Task Wall provides effective communication and visualization of the task at hand and when it should be completed by, in turn saving time and maximizing value.
It’s essential that all design requirements are met to create a successful product. These requirements can be tedious to manage, but Auros can make management easier. In the software, customer-specific and industry standard requirements are managed from authorship through validation and even through customer feedback. Auros also allows internal knowledge and standards to be matched with requirements, making the process of achieving requirements more informed.
Best practices are tried and true methods and techniques that have proven to be better than alternatives, simply because they produce better results. In Auros, the best practices for engineering are captured so they can be easily applied and followed. It is important to note that the Auros best practice methodology is a closed loop process, allowing the use of knowledge management systems to be the source of new learning. Each documented best practice provides the necessary details to attain high-quality results. These best practices are then evaluated for all applicable projects.
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)
Auros gives manufacturing teams the ability to create, maintain, and publish DFM and DFA standards, which are then automatically delivered to and evaluated by the design team. Essential manufacturing rules and requirements are captured in Auros as discrete individual concepts, while new rules and requirements are easily displayed in the product development evaluation process. Within the Auros software, engineers can easily see how their knowledge is used across different projects.
Virtual Build Assessment
When organizations can simulate products, tools, and assembly processes in a virtual environment, they can minimize risk and save significant amounts of time and money. The Auros software makes this process even more efficient, as it gathers knowledge from expert stakeholders and brings it into the virtual environment, where it can be reused and applied by less experienced personnel. Product design Assessments directly reference model-based visualizations to make sure that reviews are completed with fidelity, and compliance is maintained across project lifespans, which also saves time and increases efficiency.
While these are just a few of the ways that engineers use Auros, there are many more versatile features and options available. If you’re interested in learning more about how your organization can use the Knowledge Aware approach through Auros and other knowledge management solutions, visit aurosks.com to schedule a consultative briefing with a lead Auros Application Engineer.
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