"Bill of Materials"

3 Reasons Why Engineers Like To Geek Out About Part Numbers?

3 Reasons Why Engineers Like To Geek Out About Part Numbers?

Part Numbers. There is no topic that drives more attention when it comes to discussion about how to organize the work in product development and manufacturing. It is usually a heated discussion and opinions are ranged between using intelligent, semi-intelligent, and dumb (simple) part numbers. In my OpenBOM business, we…

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PLM vs ERP Tug Of War

PLM vs ERP Tug Of War

PLM and ERP are the two most dominant enterprise systems when it comes to handling product information and product development process, yet the number of debates about their coexistence in manufacturing companies is endless. What is PLM for and why ERP only is not enough is one of the most…

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Interchangeability, Revisions, and New Part Number

Interchangeability, Revisions, and New Part Number

My last week’s article about FFF (Form. Fit and Function), triggered many interesting discussions online and offline. Thank you all for coming back to me and sharing your insight and experience. Today, I want to continue the conversation and talk about another question, I’ve been asked very often – creating…

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BOM Management – Single-BOM, Multi-BOM, Multi-Views. How To Decide?

BOM Management – Single-BOM, Multi-BOM, Multi-Views. How To Decide?

One of the most frequent debates in the BOM management discipline is around the so-called single-BOM vs multi-BOM approach. My recent article about Single BOM? brought many questions, comments, and discussions around the single vs multi BOM approach, which led me to think about the next article where I want…

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BOM Data Management Evolution

BOM Data Management Evolution

My recent blog about how to integrate BOMs and also the opportunity to have a Single BOM? brought many questions about how companies are organizing data to manage bills of materials. One of them how to integrate multiple BOMs? Another was about creating a single BOM to maintain all product…

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Single Bill of Materials (BOM)?

Single Bill of Materials (BOM)?

My earlier article How to make BOM integrations easy? raised a lot of debates online and offline. It was quite overwhelming. I appreciate everyone who reached out to talk and share your opinion and experience of managing Bill of Materials, integrating BOMs in different stages of the product lifecycle, and…

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How To Make BOM Integrations Easy?

How To Make BOM Integrations Easy?

Earlier this week, I attended a PLM Spotlight session organized by PI DX. If you missed my earlier blog, please check it out here – What’s new in PLM integrations? My favorite session was about Making PLM-ERP integrations easy? presented by Hilmar Brunn of METTLER TOLEDO – a global manufacturer…

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How to organize and consolidate siloed BOM?

How to organize and consolidate siloed BOM?

Is siloed BOM a thing from the past? My old article PLM, Bill of Materials, and Silo Syndrome raised a healthy number of great comments and discussions on LinkedIn, so I decided to come back to this topic and discuss BOMs, organizational silos, and data management again. A dread silo…

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5 technologies PLM industry needs to support mass customization

5 technologies PLM industry needs to support mass customization

Customer preferences changed significantly since Henry Ford invented the Model-T and built a completely vertically integrated manufacturing facility making everything from iron, glass, rubber, and automobile. These days we can see a strong increase in the demand for customer orientation starting from the model, color fashion, and ending up with…

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From BOM Exchange to Connected Digital Twins

From BOM Exchange to Connected Digital Twins

I wrote about PLM-ERP integrations in the context of the agreement between Siemens and SAP. If you missed my article, please check it out here – Will Siemens and SAP come on the same BOM? Siemens/SAP partnership agreement was a trigger that made me come back in my thoughts about…

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