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INVENTIVE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT (iLM)

MORE THAN A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Product compliancy does not only dependent on one single standard.

Companies facing several challenges to develop and manufacture a product according to “state of the art” standards and regulations along the entire lifecycle phases (development and production).

 

The conformity to a Quality Management System (ex. IATF 16949, ISO 9001, etc.) alone is not sufficient in today’s series production. “State of the art standards” are already defined for most business sectors.

They are continuously updated to challenge new technology. For companies, it is sometimes difficult to integrate all these standards within their Product Lifecycle Management.

 

The isolated deployment of the different standards are very time consuming and very expensive.

Companies must find a way to integrate the requirements from the different standards into an inventive Lifecycle Management (iLM).

The inventive Lifecycle Management (iLM) is the integration of relevant “state of the art” standards and regulations necessary to be compliant for a series product into an innovative overall process to manage the entire lifecycle of the product from its conception through the engineering, design, testing, production and manufacturing, and service and decommissioning. 

It includes roles and responsibilities, artifacts and data, processes and business systems and provides a product information system (PIS) for companies with subsidiaries and distributed business units.

INVENTIVE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT (iLM)

THIS MEANS THAT WE….

  • Start with the identification of the relevant “state of the art” standards and regulation to be considered for your product

  • Select the requirements which are necessary for your process and product

  • Analyze your existing workflow and identify, assess and improve the workflows, the organizational structures, roles and responsibilities and methods to be used over the E/E product development and production / manufacturing process

  • Analyze the influence of the safety-related product development to your production / manufacturing process and identify areas for improvements to comply with the safety and / or security standards

  • Develop together with you an agile process asset, which considers templates, checklists, process definition, process & methodology guidelines

  • Consider your global Lifecycle Management including different business units and subsidiaries

  • Provide training program for your intelligent Lifecycle Management

  • To do this, we apply process and reference models such as Automotive SPICE®, and agile methods – always taking the framework conditions such as cybersecurity and functional safety into account.

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What We Do

OUR APPROACH - THE 3 SUPPORTING PILLARS

  • The "What

  • The "How

  • The "Doing

 

At the beginning we define together with you all requirements which are necessary for your product.

We developing a superset of requirements.

We also analyze together with you the existing process execution to figure out what needs to be improved, which area of the processes are lacking, which methods are specified?

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IATF 16949, ISO 9001)

It all starts with the Quality Management System; it doesn’t mapper if the Quality Management System applies for Automotive industry or other industry sector.

 

The Quality Management System is used as a basis for your product development.

 

The Quality Management System acting as the framework for all other subsequent process which must be intelligent in this process. You always looking for a smart and agile process.

 

We help to integrate the requirements from related to safety / security management processes, depending on your product, down to your Quality management System.

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PROCEDURAL MODELS, STANDARDS AND METHODS WITHIN iLM

AUTOMOTIVE SPICE®

Automotive SPICE® has become the de facto industry standard for developing automotive electronics. 

 

By using this reference model, you can systematically improve your processes and assess the status of your projects.

 

To develop mechatronic systems on an intelligent basis, there are also extensions for these domains. 

 

This standard is also usable for other industry specific section, where process requirements are highly recommended to be implemented.

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AUTOMOTIVE CYBERSECURITY ADHERING TO ISO 21434

Cyber security plays an important role in the near future.

 

We all hear daily about external attacks. The shielding of systems especially safety-related systems is very important to avoid harm to environment and persons.

 

Autonomous driving becomes the future. To shield connected vehicles from external attacks and protect vehicle infrastructures, you need to install end-to-end safeguards that address all factors with a bearing on vehicle cybersecurity: the product itself, processes and IT systems.

 

We help with Threat Assessment and Remediation Analysis (TARA) to identify potential risks for your product.

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AGILE DEVELOPMENT

Agile development in general refers to development methodologies centered round the idea of iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.

 

We help to ensure your inventive Lifecycle Management (iLM) provides the ability to adapt changing parameters in such a way that it is always ready to react, if there are changes in requirements.

 

Scrum and Kanban are two of the most widely used Agile methodologies. We help you become agile, step by step.

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FUNCTIONAL SAFETY ADHERING TO IEC 61508

Functional safety is the part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on automatic protection operating correctly in response to its inputs or failure in a predictable manner (fail-safe).

 

The automatic protection system should be designed to properly handle likely human errors, hardware failures and operational/environmental stress.

All functional safety standards share the same intention. The measurements of functionals safety are different (ASIL, SIL, PL, etc.) but the solution and implementation are almost the same (methods and techniques to be used during the product lifecycle phases).

We help you to integrate functional safety into your company which supports a global safety culture allowing the flexibility for various variant of your product. Functional Safety Management must be invented in your Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.

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Functional Safety Service

The Functional Safety Landscape

Our mission is to help customers to navigate the complex technical and regulatory challenges of today’s function safety landscape. We also help you to navigate through the technical standards which shall be taken into consideration for your product.

We help our customers to identify, specify and determine the functional safety of products and systems to key standards and ratings such as

 

Safety Integrity Level (SIL) as defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 which is designed for the process, oil, gas and petrochemical industries. This standard is the basic standard for all industry specific sectors. Additional standards are also derived for other industries, including:

  • Safety of machinery as defined by IEC/EN 62061, ISO 13849 and EN 15194

  • Safety instrumented systems (SIS) for the process industry as defined by IEC 61511 and ISA 84 (approved ANSI/ISA-61511)

  • Power drive systems as defined by IEC 61800-5-2

  • Programmable controllers as defined by IEC 61131-6

  • Railway applications as defined by EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50155 and EN 50657, and their IEC equivalents (IEC 62278, IEC 62279 and IEC 62425)

  • Power distribution as defined in UL 9540, the Standard for Energy Storage Systems and Equipment, and IEC 62619

  • Performance Level (PL) as defined by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13849, which is part of the Safety of Machinery standard.

  • Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) as defined by ISO 26262

  • Autonomy safety as defined by ISO 21448 and UL 4600, the Standard for the Evaluation of Autonomous Products

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IoT: What does it mean?

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a system of interrelated, internet-connected objects that are able to collect and transfer data over a wireless network without human intervention. The personal or business possibilities are endless.

A ‘thing’ can refer to a connected medical device, a biochip transponder (think livestock), a solar panel, a connected automobile with sensors that alert the driver to a myriad of possible issues (fuel, tire pressure, needed maintenance, and more) or any object, outfitted with sensors, that has the ability to gather and transfer data over a network.

Today, businesses are motivated by IoT and the prospects of increasing revenue, reducing operating costs, and improving efficiencies.

Businesses also are driven by a need for regulatory compliance. Regardless of the reasons, IoT device deployments provide the data and insights necessary to streamline workflows, visualize usage patterns, automate processes, meet compliance requirements, and compete more effectively in a changing business environment.

We can help to navigate the possibilities for your project.

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