"Bill of Materials"

Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Process improvement was the goal of PLM projects for many years. Streamline processes in product delivery, end to end lifecycle support, expanding beyond engineering and many other themes came in the scope of what PLM vendors advertised as a big value behind PLM. The modern manufacturing process is a complex…

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Bill of Materials Educational Webinars

Bill of Materials Educational Webinars

Education and information sharing about engineering and manufacturing software are one of the things that don’t let me sleep at night. When I started my Beyond PLM blog a decade ago, the information gap was huge. Unfortunately, even today I have to say that education and information is heavily missed….

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What is the right system for maintenance BOM?

What is the right system for maintenance BOM?

Have you heard about XaaS? Not yet.. You better catch up. Even if you’re not familiar with the buzzword, you most probably heard about total moving into service business model. The XaaS abbreviation basically tells you that everything becomes a service. It means one of the biggest business transformations is…

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Manufacturing Marketplaces Beyond Generative Design

Manufacturing Marketplaces Beyond Generative Design

I missed CIMdata Industry Forum this year in Ann Arbor. So, I’m catching up these days on the topic of Augmented Intelligence CIMdata discussed there. I guess, unless you lived under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard about Generative Design. Here is a new concept is coming…

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Can I digitize Bill of Materials by making a photo of my BOM spreadsheet?

Can I digitize Bill of Materials by making a photo of my BOM spreadsheet?

Digital transformation and machine learning is coming to us from every possible and, sometimes, very unexpected direction. Over the weekend, my attention was caught by very interesting news that came from Microsoft. Check Engadget blog – Import Excel data just by photographing a spreadsheet. The new import feature uses image recognition technology…

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BOM Musings weekly update: Are we on the same BOM?

BOM Musings weekly update: Are we on the same BOM?

Welcome to another weekly update about my BOM Musings video blog. I started this week with a video explaining when you don’t need CAD to create a BOM. The topic of this week was inspired by the question – Are we on the same BOM?  Bill of Materials is a…

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Musings about Bill of Materials: weekly update (CAD to BOM synchronization)

Musings about Bill of Materials: weekly update (CAD to BOM synchronization)

Welcome to another weekly update about my video blog – Musings about Bill of Materials.. I spent last discussing various aspects of synchronization of BOM and CAD data structures. It is one of these topics that usually complex. Different viewpoints – design, engineering, manufacturing, procurement around data are creating many…

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BOM Wisdoms – update about video blog progress

BOM Wisdoms – update about video blog progress

I’m coming with one more update the progress with my new video blog – Musings about Bill of Materials. It is still very much work-in-progress I’m doing. If you missed my earlier posts, please check it here – – Musings about Bill of Materials or here 10 years of blogging and…

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