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BOM and global manufacturing options

BOM and global manufacturing options

Everything becomes global these days. The same applies to manufacturing. It comes in variety of forms. To compete in a global market, manufacturing companies are looking how to leverage global locations for low cost labor, bringing manufacturing closer to customers across the globe and many others. These and many other…

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Why 150% BOM will be obsolete in the future?

Why 150% BOM will be obsolete in the future?

Have you heard about “150% BOM”? BOM management terminology is confusing sometimes. Ed Lopategui gave a shot to explain it in his last GrabCAD blog – 150% BOM: Buy Two, Get One Free. The following passage was my favorite: A 150% BOM isn’t sorely in need of some fitness training or…

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3 Modern BOM Management Challenges

3 Modern BOM Management Challenges

Bill of Materials. Probably the key element in product development and manufacturing. Surprisingly enough, many companies are still struggling with this topic. Bill of Materials drives lots of controversy and discussions. Why it is so important? On a surface you may think BOM is a really simple thing. Just a…

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How Granularity and Google Lockdown will drive PLM Excels

How Granularity and Google Lockdown will drive PLM Excels

One of the technological trends I’m observing these days is a trend towards granularity. Speaking about marketing, the word granularity sounds nice. I don’t know if I have a right to vote about how it sounds with my “broken English”. At the same time, Al Dean of Develop3D opinion about…

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Back to basics: Should PLM Take Control of Your BOMs?

I got a comment on my blog yesterday stating “back to basics”. Why do we discuss advanced stuff at the time very basic issues are still open and require our attention? At the same time, I had chance to see Arena’s web site is stating about “control of the BOMs”….

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BOM: Overstructured, Understructured or Lean?

I’d like to continue discussion I started in my earlier post – Seven Rules Towards Single Bill of Materials. So, what are possible collisions on the way to the single bill of materials?. So, let’s take design, engineering and manufacturing bills. When I look on opposite sides – design and…

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Seven Rules Towards Single Bill of Material

I’d like to continue discussion around the topic raised yesterday by Jim Brown and this is about “single bill of material”. I was reading Jim’s post and my thoughts was about why managing of single bill of material is questionable? I think the key answer to that is because in…

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How to Improve BOM Collaboration?

I think everybody cares about Bill of Materials. This is quite fundamental for everything we do in Product Lifecycle Management. I had the chance to discuss many topics related to Bill of Materials < When BOM seeks the right enterprise nanny… >, < Is it time for a synchronized Bill…

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How we can socialize PLM Bill of Materials?

How we can socialize PLM Bill of Materials?

Last month, I wrote a few posts about Bill of Materials. My interest was to investigate how to improve Bill of Material and BOM management in the organization. In the post <Search for the right BOM – I’m feeling lucky? >, I discussed how many different BOMs we can discover…

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When BOM seeks the right enterprise nanny…

Yes, I have come to the conclusion that the Bill of Materials (BOM) child is quite alone… probably because the BOM children were very popular and everybody wanted to take care of them . Just take a look at our closest environment . We do have a Bill of Materials…

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