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Richard Turner

President of Convergence Data Services. Over 15 years experience in supporting enterprise wide part classification programs for both large and small companies. Deep subject matter expertise in the fundamentals of part classification and classification systems.

Recent Posts

Demonstrating the Magic Clusters

Posted by Richard Turner on Apr 30, 2020 11:45:05 AM

How to Save Money by Clustering your Parts

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Topics: Classification, convergence data, DFR, DFR University, Cost Reduction, Spend Rationalization, Value Engineering, Cost Savings, Direct Materials, Part Standardization

Top Part Classification Blogs

Posted by Richard Turner on Jan 6, 2020 11:38:29 AM

It’s that time of year when we send out a list of our most popular blogs and our most popular community group videos. We would like to thank everyone of our subscribers for their interest in our blogs and community group meetings - 2019 was an exciting year for us! 

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Topics: Cleansing Data, Classification, Product Analytics, Teamcenter, Part Cleansing, 2019 Blogs

Classification Structure Practices

Posted by Richard Turner on Oct 1, 2019 11:57:11 AM
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Topics: convergence data

Avoid These Critical Classification Pitfalls

Posted by Richard Turner on Aug 21, 2019 4:52:40 PM

This 30-minute webinar focuses on common pitfalls companies make approaching classification for the first time. We present topics and demonstrate solutions during the presentation.

Key Learning Points:

    • Learn about common pitfalls companies make and learn from these mistakes
    • Learn about alternative approaches based on years of experience
    • See demonstrations to highlight better approaches
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Topics: convergence data

DFR V10 - New All-In-One Subscription

Posted by Richard Turner on Aug 2, 2019 10:08:52 AM

We are both excited and proud to be announcing version 10 of our DFR (Design for Retrieval) software. We have been improving our classification software each year since we first started in 2002. Version 10 captures our best practices on a new very scalable architecture.  As many of our customers know we have been working to move key collaboration modules into DFR Online web application from from our thick client, this will make it much easier for the users to use and access.

This is also the first time we have packaged software and services into one fee structure to keep things simpler for us and our customers. (all-in-one) Read More

Topics: DFRv10

Feedback from Realizelive conference

Posted by Richard Turner on Jul 11, 2019 2:24:33 PM

We had a great time at the Siemen’s RealizeLive Annual Conference in Detroit last month.  Some excellent conversations and networking opportunities for all of us.  I wanted to share some of the feedback and questions that came from our presentation.

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Topics: Classification

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