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Category Archives: EDMS use cases in engineering

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Documentation review: serial or parallel approval

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In most companies, document review cycles are in series. Usually it is through informal emails or internal mails with no formal or traceable process or tool support.

For instance, Bob, the document author send it to his colleague John for review. Then, he sends it to Mrs. Smith, Bob’s manager has to approve it as well as Mr. Drew, head of the quality control department. . Each reviewer modifies the file name in a crude way to track the versions. At the end, the document name looks like [Client] – Specification XXX-v8_Bob_John_Smith_Drew.

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Subcontractors & Suppliers

The difficulties of adopting a collaboration tool

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In almost all construction and engineering projects, a platform for collaboration and project management cycle is set up. This provides key benefits to better perform projects and better manage workforce, but it can be hard to be adopted.

Let’s be clear, adopting out a collaborative tool is not instinctive. A software project does not end with the delivery and an easy implementation of a turnkey and hosted application such as Lascom AEC. Installing a platform doesn’t mean that users will properly use the platform and begin to collaborate through it.

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Approval and electronic signature

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Approval processes are a common issue in EDMS management. Standardizing, referring and gathering documents are the first stages of document workflows. Effectively following the document’s lifecycle (changes identification, updates, versioning etc.) is the second part.

Some documents are more critical than others and need to be approved by many participants. Approval processes are not always the same but usually the chosen one is based on the safer one, even for simple documents. This may result in a complex workflow.

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ANDRA selects Lascom PLM to manage data in Cigéo Project

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ANDRA & LASCOM

Lascom today announced that ANDRA, French National Radioactive Waste
Management Agency, has selected its PLM Solution to manage data and
their configuration for Cigeo, its deep geological disposal facility
project for radioactive waste studied in the east of France.

Andra is in charge of finding and implementing safe and long term
solutions for the management of all types of radioactive waste in
France. Andra's goal is to protect current and future generations from
the hazards induced by nuclear waste. Independent of radioactive waste
producers, Andra is under the supervision of France's ministers for
energy, research and environment.

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A PLM solution to better manage Grand Paris transportation project

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PLM and Grand Paris project

The “Grand Paris Express” is part of the “Grand Paris” project announced in 2007, under then Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency. As many people use public transportation everyday in the Ile-de-France area (4630 mi2 including Paris and close suburbs), it is important to provide effective connectivity between suburban districts, suburbs and the city centre.
The project involves construction of 4 new automatic metro lines and expansion of 4 existing ones. The network is projected to have a daily ridership of 2 billion passengers by 2026. Up to 20,000 direct jobs are expected to be created each year during the project's implementation phase.
Societe du Grand Paris (SGP) is the overall project owner and contracting authority. The estimated budget for the project is $28 billion. As contracting authority, Grand Paris Group is in charge of designing and maintaining the new transportation network – in particular infrastructure and rails construction for the entire project. The project will be financed 30% by the French Government via SGP and 70% by the local authorities through earmarked taxes, subsidies and loans.

What for?

– Transportation: Linking residential areas, airports, major competitiveness hubs and business areas.
– Urban planning: Breaking down the border between Paris and its suburbs to solve issues such as suburban crises, environmental concerns and energy. It will considerably reduce social and territorial inequalities that currently exist.

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PLM for electric networks

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As a picture is worth a thousand words, let us take the example of a network operator. It designs, uses and maintins an electric network. Construction is managed either by the operator itself or by a sub-constractor. Being able to precisely follow data and document workflow, processes involved and changes is key as well as the ability to improve plans, quality and consistency. These are decisive for effective project management.

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Eili / Lilly and Lascom to better manage engineering drawings

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Leading drug manufacturer Eili/Lilly has chosen Lascom's PLM to manage
engineering drawings of its pharmaceutical plants in Europe.

Thanks to the interaction between data and process, Lascom PLM
solution answered our waitings. Moreover, Lascom PLM solution is in
total conformity with standard FDA CFR 21 LEAVES 11 (Food and Drugs
Administration), essential obligation of the pharmaceutical sector.
” M. Laurent Pontasse, Methods, Maintenance and Engineering manager of Fégersheim Manufactory.

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