"Da BOM is Da Bomb" Or Unlocking The Value in Your Bill of Materials
Ok, I know. ..too much slang? But I couldn't pass up the alliteration or the homonym. I’ve been thinking about the BOM (bill of materials) a lot lately. There is practically a religious war going on about the BOM, and it’s been going on for a long time, most notably, when PLM really started to take off. The question on the minds of most CIOs is “Should the BOM be owned by PLM or ERP?” After all, they likely spent significant time and resources deploying ERP…. and then came PLM to muck it all up. There are many types of BOMs; the engineering BOM (eBOM), manufacturing BOM (mBOM), and service BOM (sBOM), just to name a few. My colleague, Tom Shoemaker, wrote about this in a recently posted article in Time Compression. Best practices suggest that the best way to create these BOMs is through an associative transformation. Transforming the eBOM into the ....
|March 23, 2010 - Posted by Robin Saitz