PLM Enabler: BOM Management Across the Enterprise (WP)
Delivering a product with variations to the marketplace relies on a foundation of modular product designs, Bill of Material (BOM) management, and the ability of production processes to handle deviation. Manufacturers recognize that product variants or multiple product configurations, managed with the proper tools during engineering and production, are critical to their business success. The proper product definitions organized around the multiple configurations of the product, together with strong BOM management tools to visualize, control, and change those configurations, provide leading edge manufacturers with valuable ammunition to compete more effectively.
Keywords: bill of material, BOM management, configuration, Siemens PLM Software, single source, supply chain, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix, variation, visualization