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BOM Transforming: Align Engineering and Manufacturing Bills of Materials

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    Deriving a product design into a manufacturing process is a continuous challenge. Catching up with the latest design changes is often a manual and error-prone, slow process performed in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. With the Vault PLM solution, this process can be vastly improved as both the engineering BOM and the manufacturing BOM are accessible and linked in a single system. Workflow mechanisms help ensure that data received from engineering gets transitioned properly and extended to define manufacturing processes. The resulting manufacturing then gets published to ERP upon approval of manufacturing change orders. In this session, you will see how this process is managed in an integrated environment. We will use a custom-built smart editor to automate this process as much as possible and to provide visual indicators to help ensure a proper alignment of structures in an easy way.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about the differences between engineering and manufacturing BOMs
    • Learn how to align the product design data with a manufacturing process
    • Discover the value of PLM for the engineering BOM to manufacturing BOM transition
    • Learn how to manage this transition in context of change management activities (ECO, MCO)