Due to rapid growth from 1998 on ECCO, a US manufacturer of warning lights and backup alarms for utility vehicles, faced a massive expansion in its catalogue and an exploding list of part numbers that had become beyond what their staff could handle manually. The old system could not provide information regarding whether a drawing was the right one, the right part number or the right description. The company introduced PDM tools to improve its ability to manage hand-offs-from electrical to mechan...

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5.5.2 Manage inventories
3.2.2 Develop product lifecycle &development timing target
10.4.4 Manage internal information & knowledge sharing

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