Original Date: 10/14/1988
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Engineering Information Management
The Bell Engineering Information Management System (BEIMS) is an automated database used for release and control of engineering information. The system contains a complete record of all engineering data. This includes detailed information on each drawing and part number, such as: bill of materials; raw materials requirements; next assembly; alternate usage; vendor qualification; reference designators (electrical); wire numbers (electrical); release status ; configuration control data; configuration history; and effectivity of engineering changes.
This database is integrated with several other systems such as CADAM, a computer aided planning system, and a wire harness and automated manufacturing system.
The efficiencies enjoyed by BHTI that resulted from the implementation of this system are derived from improved communications between engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and quality assurance. An accurate configuration management function is also a significant by-product of using the system.
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