Video blog progress – Musings about Bill of Materials

Video blog progress – Musings about Bill of Materials

It hard to make a change when operating in your comfort zone. I decided to push myself out of blogging comfort zone and start my video blog. Long time ago, the running joke was that to make enterprise software is easy – just pick a name of enterprise company department, add word “management” and you are done. So, we’ve got manufacturing management, supply chain management, cost management and many others.

For the last two decades, complexity of enterprise software increased significantly. Combined with complexity of products, it introduced one of the biggest challenge in PLM software – buzzword clinch. PLM  is stuck in complexity and terminology fight. New names to replace PLM acronym are coming like mushrooms after the rain  – Digital Thread,  Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Collaborative Data Platforms, Product Innovation Platform. But I don’t think something out of this new name jungle will stick because these are buzzwords and they don’t speak to people in manufacturing companies.

The name of my video blog is Musing about Bill of Materials (#bomusings). BOM is a central to everything in manufacturing company. I plan to speak simple language – no acronyms and buzzwords. I want to share my knowledge, but also to help community of people developing engineering and manufacturing software to get back to roots and to focus on how to make life in manufacturing company easier.

Few videos that I captured recently.

3 Books to learn about Bill of Materials

Where is Bill of Materials in manufacturing company?

What is the problem with engineering BOM?

What is my conclusion? I hope you like my experiments and you find my videos interesting. The video are still not very polished – I’m still learning about cameras, sound, lights and everything else. Thanks everyone who helped and gave me your feedback. These videos is the way to start a dialog and bring conversations to my video blog. If agree or disagree, please reach out to me and let me know what you think. We can can together and share knowledge – this is the only way we help engineering and manufacturing community to learn more about BOMs and related disciplines. Just my thoughts…

Best, Oleg

Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased


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