Main content

  • The 11 key business points (defining the business parameters that guide development and design)
  • Developing the right item numbering approach
  • Avoiding over- or under-structuring bills of materials and process / routing records
  • Bills of materials: what should be included and what shouldn’t be
  • Revamping the product change process to improve timeliness and credibility
  • Planning bills of materials: when to use, how to structure, how to implement
  • Structuring bills of materials for flow, process, fabrication, and batch environments
  • Structuring bills of materials to support Lean Manufacturing environments
  •  “Flattening” a bill of material
  • Structuring bills of materials to facilitate inventory backflushing
  • Integrating bills of materials and routings for Synchronous Flow Manufacturing
  • “Modularizing” bills of materials to support finish / assemble-to-order products with features and options
  • Product data management (PDM)