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Bill of material control subsystem

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Introducing new designs and product improvements - smoothly and efficiently.
The MFG Bill of Material Control Subsystem offers features to give you full control throughout the production cycle. It describes product structures for all manufactured items; it produces single-level, indented, or where-used bills; maintains as-designed, as-planned, and as-built BOM's; it provides for date scheduled and serial effective engineering changes, and it maintains configuration history.

With Bill of Material Control, you have control over each phase of the manufacturing process.

The bill of material (BOM), describes exactly what parts will be used in each manufactured product. It must be complete and accurate. It is the "source document" relied on by Purchasing, Production, Inventory Control, and virtually every function concerned with manufacturing operations. The Bill of Material Control Subsystem makes it easy to ensure and maintain accuracy for both new product bills and pending changes to old bills.

A bill of material summarizes an engineer's designs and provides the interface to all departments involved in the manufacturing process. Using the bill of material, the engineer must determine the most efficient set of operations to manufacture a product, and continually modify a design to enhance product modularly and streamline the total production environment.

The Bill of Material Control subsystem allows you to maintaincontrol of each phase in the manufacturing process by providing:

  • Bills of material for design planning purposes
  • Timely part usage reporting and query capabilities
  • Flexible methods to implement changes to products, and
  • Up-to-date communication with all departments involved in the manufacturing process.

Design and manufacturing planning.
To facilitate the development process, the Bill of Material Control subsystem provides two type of bills of materials or list of components and quantities needed to produce one unit of assembly.

During the design phase, engineers develop the as-designed Bill of Material. Based on material availability, manufacturing limitations or economies, the manufacturing Engineering or Production Planning Department revises the as-designed Bill of Material to produce a manufacturing bill or as-planned Bill of Material.

Part usage reporting and query capability.
The Bill of Material Control subsystem provides the engineer with a valuable tool to use in analyzing proposed design changes. Using MFG's comprehensive bill of material reporting and query capability, you can easily track part usage as each design evolves.

Reports you may view include:

  • A "where-used" list to see exactly how a component change will affect the assemblies using it
  • A summarized list of all components based on effectivity dates
  • Explosions for specified assemblies
  • A list of all engineering change orders
  • A bill of material for specified assemblies showing

Engineering change control.
The Bill of Material Control subsystem facilitates one of the most difficult challenges of engineering function, the smooth introduction of engineering changes to assemblies in production. The system allows you to successfully coordinate changes with other departments ranging from those requiring immediate implementation (and retrospective application) to those planned for later dates after components run out.

The system correctly maintains all pending revisions and helps ensure smooth phase-in of new components at the proper time.

Full integration with other subsystems.
As your part requirements change, the Bill of Material Control subsystem keeps other subsystems involved in manufacturing operations up-to-date. All changes you make to a product's components are automatically reflected in the MRP subsystem's schedules, and Production Control subsystem's pick list.

Interrelationships and transaction capabilities assure that obsolete components cannot be planned by MRP; that the new components can be available on schedule; and that bills of material will be accurate. Pick lists generated by the Production Control subsystem automatically and correctly reflect the types of changes in component status.

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