Engineering Change Order

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Definition: Engineering Change Order

Engineering change order is a documentation that defines a proposed change in design, specification of the product and requests approvals from all the stakeholders involved. They are used to incorporate any modifications in the design, components, assembly or in case of any deviation from the quality.


ECO are generally used during the last minute design changes in the engineering development or during the integration of the system elements. ECO are also used whenever there is a scope of improvement or an issue is identified. It is used to define the change, finalize the design and obtain the necessary approvals for the production.


The various stages involved in engineering change process are:

1. Improvement or Issue Identification

2. ECR creation

3. ECR review

4. ECO creation

5. ECO review

6. ECN circulation

7. Change Implementation

 

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