SCIO™-Matrix - the fast method of system analysis

Fig.: System analysis supplies specifications for the specifications document.

SCIO™-Matrix is a customer-oriented method for product planning. It combines the customer’s perspective – including all of the associated ideas and expectations regarding necessary functions – with that of the development engineer. The result is a complete system analysis and description – including all specifications – for the product being developed.

SCIO™-Matrix allows engineers to work with product variations quickly and easily, since matrix structures and FMEA content are fully transferred once they’ve been entered. Components and assemblies that are to be changed are inserted as copies while components and assemblies that will remain the same are inserted as cross-references.

Your Benefit

Application and Use

Implementation of customer requirements in product features

  • Associating product features with the manufacturing processes
  • The requirements analysis also supplies specifications for the specifications documents
  • Prioritization of major components and functions of a product (critical path)
  • Variant management – generating and managing product, system, and process variants
  • System analysis using the QFD (Quality Function Deployment) methodology
Main Features and Functions

System analyses for the engineering process

  • PLATO SCIO-Matrix is considered the fastest way to analyze a system.
  • The easy-to-understand procedure is based on the way engineers think and work.
  • A special methodology provides means to control consistency and points out weak spots in the design as well as overfulfillment of the requirements.
  • The prioritization of important system elements and functions supplies the critical path for the required risk analyses.
  • The results of the system analysis automatically forms the framework for an FMEA.

Variant management

  • Variants are generated for a system or for individual components of a system/product.
  • PLATO SCIO-Matrix reduces the amount of data needed to manage variants to just the „differences“ in data between variants – data that is the same is stored only once in the database

Requirements management

  • The structured acquisition of products and process requirements permits the specification document and the requirements document to be compared.
  • Critical features are documented and passed on to subsystems.
  • Specification documents for a part, product, or system can be displayed and printed out.

Consistent data

  • The system analysis creates functional and structural connections between the product and process sothat it is clear which process step is responsible for fulfilling the customer requirements.
  • Critical process and product features are consistently identified and updated.
Branches and Standards

PLATO SCIO-Matrix can be used individually for any type of industry Areas of application include the automotive, aviation, medical technology, electronics, plant and mechanical engineering, services and the food, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries.

SCIO Database

The matrix supplies data for FMEAs, process flow charts, and production control plans through the central PLATO SCIO database. This integration ensures effective and efficient teamwork throughout all departments – revisions and the necessity to maintain more than one database are eliminated.

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