"Bill of Materials"

Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM is such of these topics that usually drives lot of debates. You can catch up on my very earlier article about “Single BOM” topic – Seven rules towards single Bill of Materials and Single BOM in six steps. I’ve learned a lot from manufacturing companies about how they use BOM and…

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Why engineering Bill of Materials is complex

Why engineering Bill of Materials is complex

For the last year, I had chance to talk many manufacturing companies in range from small hardware startups to large manufacturing companies with billion dollar revenues and production facilities across the world. I’ve learned that one simple question that can help you to understand all engineering and manufacturing processes in…

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PI Munich: How to develop “single BOM” strategy

PI Munich: How to develop “single BOM” strategy

I’m attending PI Congress event in Munich these days. There are lot of interesting information and presentation. If you follow my Twitter or #PIMunich hash tag, you can find some comments and slides that I shared earlier today. This afternoon, I had an honor to share my thoughts and ideas…

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Spreadsheets vs PLM dilemma to manage BoM

Spreadsheets vs PLM dilemma to manage BoM

Bill of Materials (BoM) is a vital part of every product definition. In engineering and product development everything starts and stops with the development of BoM. It is essential for complex products such as aircraft and automobile. But BoM is equally important for small hardware startup just getting off the…

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Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Integration of hardware and software is a topic in mind of many manufacturing companies these days. PLM was traditionally focused on mechanical and lately on electronic topics cannot ignore more software. Software developers are using a different set of tools for configuration management. For long time ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)…

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Who’s ready to manage complexity of BOM for connected cars?

Who’s ready to manage complexity of BOM for connected cars?

The complexity of modern manufacturing products is skyrocketing. It is hard to imagine a product without electronic and software components. But if you think, industry reached the top of imaginable complexity, think again. It gets even more complicated. The future of “connected cars” is coming fast. Modern automobile is already…

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Why PLM is failing to manage multi-disciplinary BOM?

Why PLM is failing to manage multi-disciplinary BOM?

Products are getting complex these days. Look on every small electronic gadget in your hands. It is actually combined from multiple pieces – mechanical parts, plastics, electronic and software. Traditionally you are using separate tools to design these parts – MCAD, PCB design, software tools. Then it gets tricky a…

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PLM and ERP: Separated by a common Bill of Materials (BOM)

PLM and ERP: Separated by a common Bill of Materials (BOM)

Yesterday, I had a privilege to share my thoughts about Bill of Materials and BOM management during my keynote at ProSTEP iViP Symposium in Stuttgart. That was my first time at ProSTEP conference. The first day is over. I will be publishing  updates in my live blog here. The discussion…

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