PACE manages all technical part code data company-wide.
Cost calculations for a quote require particular key information from every individual part code in the BOM to quote on. New and “unknown” part codes must be investigated to define the technical consequences for production and the cost and delivery time impact on the quote.
While processing the BOM in BOMArchitect, the key information from every new (unknown) part code is automatically stored in the PACE part code database. This means that any time investment in part code analysis is stored and available for later use without the intermediate step to go to the MRP/ERP system first. Once stored, the part code data can be used for every new BOM from any customer.
Engineering, production and testing are not possible without extensive technical information.
An unfortunate fact is that often the technical part code information is not particularly well managed. Specific pieces of technical information are collected by individuals when required and stored on different systems at widely spread locations.
The proliferation of technical part data ultimately leads to chaos and multiplication of data from uncontrolled sources. A notorious issue is part code data sheets from different revision levels being used in different departments; this unavoidably leads to catastrophic errors and associated financial and commercial damage. Not to mention the threat of losing a valuable customer as a result of data chaos.
The power of PACE is the combined data of MRP/ERP and PACE in one application
- PACE is updated automatically and in real time and is synchronised with the latest MRP/ERP information
- PACE combines the data from two databases (MRP/ERP and PACE) in one application. It is capable of showing any information from the MRP/ERP system when the part code is stored in that system,
- Stored and managed in a central repository, everyone in the company can have (controlled) access to all technical part code data*)
- Part codes can have dozens of different variables defined which you don't usually need to see as a whole. PACE users can create their own part code “views” showing the exact data elements they need for their work
PACE is the ideal tool for part specialists (e.g. Librarians), making their job as efficient and effective as possible.
*) A free PACE viewer is available for everyone in the company.