An efficient configuration process to create valid Bill of Materials (BOMs) are highly critical to the success of industrial companies, whether the product consists of ten or ten billion features. It affects almost everything from cost, quality and sourcing, factory layout, customer choices, and service efficiency.
An important requisite for an efficient BOM process is that configuration knowledge in Engineering and Sales are aligned and not dispersed in silos across the enterprise. The next logical, and critical step is to make sure that BOM, which is now driven by the combined configuration knowledge, is 100% accurate.
Delivering a less-than-accurate BOM to the manufacturing floor creates potentially disastrous situations and can stop the manufacturing process, which is very costly. Invalid BOM’s ranging from orders based on configurations that cannot be manufactured, to end products that are bloated with so many unnecessary options there is no profit margin, the accuracy of the BOM is critical to avoiding these under- and over-engineered scenarios.
Join Anders Rasmussen, Senior Principal Software Development at Configit, for the Tech Talk, BOM Validation — Delivering on the Configuration Promise. Anders reviews the standard validation checks, including features, effectivity, availability, over-engineering and under-engineering.
In addition, you will learn more about:
- BOM optimization (find low & high runners)
- Super BOM and Unit BOM concepts
- Abstract configuration over features: sales, marketing, technical
- BOM configuration over parts, driven by features
- Typical approaches: control models