Configuration Management System

Hi, can someone explain this to me in detail?  Note that I work in manufacturing, not IT.  Does this refer to the entity's process for defining/detailing hardware and software? 

It is process of defining and describing a product's attributes against which it should be measured by means of baselines. This also contains procedures to manage changes to these defined attributes. Hence Change Control System is part of Config Management System. For examples your company deals with tyre manufacturer. Now you need to define exact size of tyres to buy it from the manufacturer. This part is managed by configuration management system.