Integrate your ECAD data with Bluestar PLM/Dynamics 365

As a manufacturer of electronic products, you need a component management system that provides real-time updates on multiple component sources, so you will acquire only the most cost-beneficial and high-quality parts for your products.

For electronics companies, Bluestar PLM inside D365 supports a single source of product truth platform that manages component data libraries to ensure data consistency. Bluestar PLM manages new part requests and revisions, part lifecycles, and integrates with multiple design tools for improving multi-disciplinary product development and seamlessly sharing ECAD libraries on a global, enterprise-wide level.

It is a solution for your business that helps electronics companies mitigate the risk of experiencing product failures and errors that have a huge impact on product cost, quality, and time-to-market.

Common issues in the Electronics industry

How having PLM inside D365/AX ERP benefits electronics manufacturers

Seamlessly share parts libraries on an enterprise basis

Part information and lifecycle status as well as lead time information is acquired prior to releasing the BOM for approval. This vastly improves time-to-market and mitigates the number of errors related to component stock issues or obsolescence.

Uphold your product compliance obligations

Identify non-compliant products before costly mistakes are made at the point the product goes into manufacturing and release. Avoid products being taken off-market, paying huge fines, and suffering severe credibility loss of your brand.

Integrate global business processes

End-to-end issues are tracked and coordinated, and change impact analysis lets you understand the impact of design decisions to arrive at a far more optimal and cost-beneficial design.

Trace Work-in-Progress and reduce errors

Track the latest product changes - in real-time - and who made them with audit trails for complete visibility and traceability. In this way, all changes that come in are immediately addressed to reduce errors and improve efficiency.

Improve collaboration between design teams

Integrate multiple formats of MCAD and ECAD design data into on place. Design intent and incremental engineering changes on PCBs and mechanical enclosures are shared immediately between design teams, lowering the risk of discovering constraints and errors late in development. Grants you a faster and more efficient development process.

Faster product development

Product data (CAD, PLM and ERP) centralized in a single application promotes greater reuse and saves you time otherwise wasted on searching for information when all product related data is collected in a single BOM - in a single system.

Key Features

Integration with Third-Party data providers

An integration with Third- part data providers, like Silicon Expert, grants you instant access to the latest information on parts at risk, an in-depth look into electronic component lifecycle statuses, and environmental compliance data.

Compliance management

Achieve full material disclosure for all your products and automatically calculate material composures so your products don’t exceed regulated substance levels. For more details on how Bluestar PLM supports compliance management click here.

Enterprise-wide component management

Bluestar PLM automatically identifies any new or updated parts that needs to be synchronized. This lets product manufacturers reduce part duplication and prevent use of obsolete or unapproved parts.

Structured workflows and change processes

In order to meet product delivery and stay within budgets, Bluestar PLM supports best-practice end-to-end workflows and change management that lets PCB designers define and adjust workflows to their unique processes.

Approved manufacturing lists (AML)

From the AML list, vendors can trace and cross-reference information on component risk analysis, EOL, last time buy, and much more from different providers.

Product configuration and variant management

Allow design teams to define each product variant in the same product structure and relate it to all co-dependent parts and products. These dependencies help design teams quickly search and identify relevant data for any product variant.

A single shared component library

Share design changes across domains in a multi-CAD environment, for a transparent product design process, where engineers can work in parallel and not wait for hand-offs between secluded design teams.