PLATO DRBFMChange management with DRBFM: Success with method

PLATO DRBFM allows a systematic examination of changes in products and a creative discussion method to successfully master change processes in teamwork.

PLATO DRBFMSystematic examination of changes to products and a creative discussion method

PLATO DRBFM (Design Review Based On Failure Mode) is a new method designed to accompany the development process that is being used more and more in industry.

The goal of DRBFM is to make change management an integral part of the development process. Product changes, new customer requirements, changes to the specification, and changes to the application have led to massive problems and product recalls in the past.

DRBFM provides a systematic examination of changes to products and a creative discussion method so that change processes can be successfully brought under control using teamwork.

Application and Use

  • Successful design and implementation of change processes
  • Integration of all affected persons in a „discussion“ and shared responsibility
  • Ensuring a robust design when design changes are made (shape, dimensions, tolerances, materials)
  • Implementing customer requirements, changes to the specification, and changes to the application
  • Modified manufacturing and assembly processes

PLATO DRBFM by e1ns.methods supports:

  • Increasing the quality of engineering processes
  • Saving time by using a discussion blog
  • Reducing costs in the change process
Why PLATO DRBFM? Your benefits.
Fast & easy
  • Very simple to operate on the web
  • No (local) installation required
  • Distributed teamwork is promoted
  • Free entry into Form supports brainstorming
  • DRBFM transfers the function to FMEA form
Focus on the essentials & Using knowledge
  • Only the change is analyzed, without having to perform a full FMEA.
  • Having FMEA data already available is an advantage, but this is not a requirement for the change process.
  • Photos or other objects are integrated directly in the form for visualization purposes.
  • Data from the FMEA is used.
  • A function that already exists is checked to determine if it is affected by the change.
  • Team members can enter comments regarding the change to reflect their concerns and suggestions.
Traceability is guaranteed – using traces
  • Traces are connections that describe the dependencies between different data.
  • Traces are used in a single form or in different system elements in several forms.
  • Trace overviews show complex relationships and the effects of a change graphically.
Individually extendable - with the modular concept of PLATO.
  • Additional columns
  • Possibility of calculations
  • "Photo-columns" for permanent visualization
  • etc.
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