Overview of BOM (Bill of Materials)

BOM is a list of components, parts, raw materials, assembly, and their quantity that are required to make a finished product.

BOM Tree structure has Levels and lines

BOM defines the components and their relationship and levels to be scheduled individually

BOM do not define sequence or steps to complete a finished product however it is done using route (see discrete manufacturing for more info on routes)

BOM small parts are never included because tracking these items are higher than their actual value.

BOM contains 2 types of product

  1. Item can be purchased or used from within org inventory
  2. Service like subcontract or other intangibles

BOM versions enables item to be associated with many different types of BOMS, these versions can be active or inactive for any items at any time however always only one version is applied based on time, site or quantity. And many versions exists in parallel based on size, color and configuration.

You can also attach component items to BOM as lines specify configuration of item .

BOM item consists of several BOM lines each with unique BOM No. Each BOM has to specify if configuration is attached this helps with planning calculation and consumption

Overall Main Topics

  • Creating simple BOM
  • Creating BOM with Versions
  • Product Change Cases
  • BOM and Item Configurations
  • BOM Calculations
  • Sales Order Management with BOM
  • Scrap and Measurement
  • Reporting a BOM is finished
  • Reports for BOM
  • Other functionality