Product Management – Engineering Dashboard

The Product Management – Engineering dashboard allows you to monitor a product’s
engineering and manufacturing process.


Source (wikipedia)

Product engineering refers to the process of designing and developing a device, assembly, or system such that it be produced as an item for sale through some production manufacturing process. Product engineering usually entails activity dealing with issues of cost, produce-ability, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability and user features. These product characteristics are generally all sought in the attempt to make the resulting product attractive to its intended market and a successful contributor to the business of the organization that intends to offer the product to that market.

Some of the key performance indicators in this dashboard are:
• Unit Cost
• Part Count
• Manufacturing Steps
• Change Orders
• BOM levels
Engineering managers and product managers can use the Product Management
– Engineering dashboard and its associated reports to see if an item is complex to
manufacture, or to see its change order creation and cycle time trends.
From this dashboard you can drill down to detailed reports on unit cost, part counts
and manufacturing steps, as well as change orders.




• Item: This parameter displays only the items that belong to both the selected
organization and the selected item catalog category and its child categories. You
must select an item to view data on the dashboard.

• Item Catalog Category: The list of available item catalog categories.

• Organization: The organizations that you have access to. The complete list of
organizations that you can view is based on organization security

The following KPIs appear on this dashboard.

• BOM Levels: The maximum number of levels defined in an Item’s primary Bill of
material, indicating the depth of an assembly.

• Change Order Cycle Time (Days): The average time it takes to implement a change
order. Only the distinct change order headers, line-level item associations, and
revised items are considered in this calculation. All change order elements
(priority, implementation date, need by date, creation date, status) are taken from
the header level.

• Manufacturing Steps: The number of operation sequences required to manufacture
a product, as defined by the item’s primary routing. Only operation sequences that
are defined for the end assembly and effective on the as of date are considered.

• New Change Orders: The total number of change orders generated or raised for this
product in the current period.

• Open Change Orders: The total number of change orders without a Implemented or
Cancel date on the as of date. This number also includes change orders that have an
Implemented or Cancel date that falls after the selected date.

• Part Count: Number of end-level components in an item’s primary BOM. This
count summarizes all of the individual components in the product’s primary bill of
materials without considering the quantity of each component. Only components
that are effective on the as of date will be included in this value.

• Unit Cost: The cost of the selected item. It presents unit cost by the following
cost elements: Materials, Material Overhead, Resources, Outsourcing, and
Overhead. Only the valuation cost type of the organization is included in this cost
(for example, Standard cost).