Bill of Manufacturing

The bill of manufacturing (BOM) is used to define the work centers, subcontractors, processes, components, and outputs that comprise each of the items you make. The BOM provides the specifications needed for job generation.

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What does the BOM do for you?

The bill of manufacturing (BOM) stores item manufacturing specifications and provides the following features and benefits:

  • Unlike a bill of materials, which is limited to components, the bill of manufacturing encompasses all manufacturing specifications, including revisions, routing, components, and outputs.
  • The bill of manufacturing fits almost any type of product, including standard items, subassemblies, batch type items, one-off custom items, byproducts, co-products, disassembled items, and remanufactured items.
  • The bill of manufacturing provides all the specifications needed to drive MRP and shop control.
  • An up to 30-character part number is used to identify BOM parents and components.
  • There is no limit to the number of levels that are defined within a given product structure.
  • BOM maintenance is facilitated by several productivity tools, including component replace, process replace, BOM explorer, and where used.
  • Revisions provide engineering control and enable you to track specifications for current, pending, and past product versions.
  • The routing lists all labor and subcontract service processes and associated details in sequential order and is the basis for product costing, work center scheduling, labor tracking, and job subcontracting.
  • Multiple outputs accommodate byproducts, co-products, and disassembled items and are ideal for disassembly and remanufacturing jobs.
  • Each BOM's multi-level product structure is displayed in indented and tree view formats.
  • You can attach documents, files, or web links to BOM parents for automatic linking to jobs, which can be used for spec sheets, engineering drawings, images, safety data sheets, QC data collection sheets, training and safety compliance videos, CAD drawings, and website links
  • Rapid BOM creation is facilitated by standard work center and subcontractor processes and the routing generator and speed entry functions.
  • BOM components can be imported from CAD programs and other sources.
  • The bill of manufacturing includes notes and task details within labor sequences that print on the shop traveler and provide process instructions out on the shop floor.
  • Bills of manufacturing enable you to transfer process knowledge from key production employees to your database so that it is preserved and protected and can be accessed by anyone who needs it.
  • The bill of manufacturing provides extensive process documentation, augmented with the ability to attach documents to items for automatic linking to jobs, which can help you comply with ISO-9000 and other documentation requirements.