Efficient, Integrated BOM System
The BOM software system from MasterControl controls all BOM iterations generated during the design process and enables users to exchange BOM data with suppliers. All departments get an updated, accurate view of revision levels of every component in their particular configurations. Documents defining components are easily viewed from the BOM, insuring that the right documents and revisions are used in manufacturing.
Connected BOM Processes:
The bill of materials software from MasterControl is traceable and secure, and provides instantaneous electronic communication. Because the BOM management software is integrated with the document management system, in-process changes are readily viewed by buyers/planners and costly mistakes can be avoided. All parties involved in the supply chain are accountable for actions once changes are approved and communicated.
Authorized suppliers can have restricted access to the bill of materials software system from MasterControl, allowing them to make markups to design files and associated BOMs at any point in the design process designated by the user. This saves time and money by eliminating the need to implement suppliers’ modifications into reworked designs after manufacturing has commenced.
The bill of materials software system from MasterControl estimates the cost of the final product and sub-assemblies, allowing users to focus design changes on the most expensive components.
Advanced Analytics Exporting
New where-used reports are created for all single parts and assemblies to show every occurrence of a given item number’s utilization. Hyperlinks within the reports connect to associated BOM management records in the system. Users can also configure how data is exported and synchronized with ERP systems via the MasterControl API Toolkit™.
BOM systems by MasterControl automatically update with new revisions of component InfoCards, creating a new instance of the BOM in the process.
BOM Management View Actions
MasterControl’s bill of materials software also provides the capability to view files associated with any item from the BOM (CAD drawings, manufacturing procedures, inspection plans, etc.) as well as point-in-time views of exact BOM configurations in effect with specific revisions. MasterControl can also add documents and non-geometric parts (grease, labels, etc.) to BOMs.
MasterControl offers three unique methods of viewing BOMs:
- The Indented (Hierarchical) View features dynamic navigation and display of all the structures and sub-structures of a BOM. The same part may be displayed multiple times if it is included in multiple sub-assemblies. The indented view of the bill of materials software also gives access to all documentation associated with each component, including metadata.
- In the Summarized (Flat) View each part is displayed just once in a list, allowing the user to view the total quantity of each part required and rolled up costs.
- Comparison View makes it possible to view the differences between two versions of the same BOM system record, showing additions, deletions and modifications.
A single part used in many locations can be replaced simultaneously by using MasterControl’s BOM software to select assemblies to be updated, components to be substituted or components that require new revisions.
Establish Connections and Track Changes
The ‘where-used’ feature displays exactly where a part is used across multiple BOMs, permitting users to determine the impact of a single part change and updating subsequent changes where needed. Assembly or sub-assembly InfoCards can be readily located in the MasterControl’s bill of materials system so users are aware of parts under construction and sub-assemblies to which particular components belong.
BOMs can be created or edited manually or through PDM interfaces like MasterControl’s PDM connectors. MasterControl can take a BOM from a PDM solution and keep all the hierarchal relationships intact.
Each BOM is stored on a separate MasterControl InfoCard, allowing multiple revisions to be approved and used for reference. BOMs can be sent on collaboration routes from the BOM management software, allowing users to redline and propose changes without affecting the approved version.
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