Geoff Turner, product lifecycle management consultant at Design Rule, examines the value of getting the BoM right in the early stages of a project
The creation of a bill of materials, or BoM, is a fundamental part of product development. However, manufacturers are often unsure at what stage of the product development the BoM comes in.
Best practice dictates that the BoM needs to travel fluently through the different development stages, evolving and changing as products are designed, built and eventually, circulated.
In today’s complex manufacturing environment, a bill of materials can include a set of hundreds – or even thousands – of separate items. [Read more…] about Where is the bill of materials? Getting things right first time with PLM and BoM