Spare parts management is an upheaval task for OEMs. Manual catalogs involve printing, carriage and maintenance costs. Apart from that if there is an updation needed the complete catalog needs to be reprinted thereby incurring reprinting cost. The online electronic parts catalog software is the solution to these problems which can be operated and updated with point and click simplicity.
Manufacturers generally give Illustrated Parts Catalogs for dealers and service personnel to be able to identify components of the large complex equipment. The parts information needs to be accurate only then it can give real value. OEMs and dealers deal with thousands of spares every day. The information related to parts can become outdated anytime as new parts and accessories are introduced at anytime in the market thereby creating the need of updation.
The manual catalogs needs to be reprinted for updation making the previous ones obsolete and incurring huge reprinting and distribution costs. It becomes a tedious and time consuming task. The technical illustrator needs to locate every page that contains the part to be updated, and then update each page and repeat the same process for multiple books. The engineering department uses top of the line technology that manages these changes occurring at the part level automatically, while the technical illustrators are usually limited to the time consuming task of making these changes one by one. On top of all this, if the manufacturer wants an Electronic Parts Catalog, it is an additional effort to publish the catalog to that format.
The Web Based Electronic Parts Catalog helps manufacturers and dealers resolve this issue by removing the tedious, inefficient, money-draining task of manually keeping parts catalogs up-to-date. We at Intellinet systems provide a database publishing tool specific for parts catalogs. This illustrated parts catalog software can be updated in just a few clicks without any expense and that too in a very short span of time. It has engraved feature which enables the technical illustrators to publish both the PDF Illustrated Parts Catalog and the Electronic Parts Catalog at the same time. With a single change all the part books are updated.
OEMs need to provide ECI and ECN to the dealers in order to inform them about the change. Regulating these documents requires time and cost both but with our web-based illustrated parts catalog both ECI & ECN processes are automated.
Thus we see that how the use of electronic parts catalog has made the updation of spares tremendously easy task. We also have a feature called parts History which records the various changes done and also the reason behind such changes. The parts history is updated by the OEMs and dealers as soon as the part is changed. By clicking on the history icon next to the concerned part dealers can go through the entire details of part change. The information of alternate parts is also given along with the parts updation details making spare parts management easy and efficient.