Effective BOM (bill of materials) management and configuration are critical to your success, whether your product consists of ten parts or ten million. As you develop more innovative products in order to remain competitive, managing accurate product definitions, including bills of materials, becomes increasingly complex. You need to coordinate the upfront planning of available options and features to meet customer demands, as well as connect with a growing number of partners and suppliers who need to be linked with manufacturing, service and support. All this means that the breadth and depth of your product definition are changing and growing. How do you manage it? How well do you really know your product?
Teamcenter BOM management solution helps you know your product by providing a common source of BOM information across your organization. Whether you need basic BOM management, or more advanced BOM management and configuration with greater flexibility and scalability, you can meet and exceed the market demand for more innovative and varied product offerings.
Leverage a flexible BOM management strategy that enables a single, accurate product definition for all who interact with the BOM. With flexibility in how you define and manage your BOM, you can provide a complete, up-to-date source of information that eliminates the need for standalone spreadsheets and systems. Teamcenter® supports up-front planning and master product definition, through design, development, manufacturing, service and more.
Teamcenter delivers flexible BOM configuration strategies that support the entire scope of product configuration; whether you offer a small set of standard products, or you need a platform with a spectrum of customer offerings or if you deal with orders engineered to each customer’s unique set of requirements. BOM configuration management enables a single definition of variability that can be leveraged from planning, through development, to manufacturing and beyond.
With BOM change management in Teamcenter, you can track changes as they’re being made and enable rich change contexts for analysis and validation. Change automation enables traceability between change and product data, as well as coordination the impact of change across architectures, configurations, designs and physical bills of material. BOM change management integrated with product content authoring helps you respond faster to market changes to get ahead of your competitors.
Teamcenter enables teams and individuals to find the information they need and work with it in a way most meaningful to them. You can quickly search and filter across massive amounts of data to find only what is required to fulfill a particular task. Then view information in a way that’s easily understood. Work in the context of your products – in predefined views, by defining your context on the fly, or through personal workspaces.
Stakeholders across the enterprise can interact with an accurate, aligned 3D representation of the BOM without asking a designer or being CAD experts themselves. This visual representation helps with clear communication, resulting in fewer errors. More robust DMU capabilities tie your virtual and physical product definitions together, providing accurate digital validation and simulation. You can digitally validate your products, ensuring that what has been designed can actually be built, eliminating costly prototypes.
Teamcenter® Structure Manager provides the comprehensive coverage that your company needs for evolving, controlling, navigating, analyzing, sharing and viewing your company’s product structures. The Teamcenter structure foundation delivers consistent representations and common management processes for the many types of structures across the product lifecycle: requirements, systems, design, simulation, engineering, manufacturing planning and service.
Structure Management in Teamcenter, part of the Xcelerator™ portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, broadly addresses the needs of multi-domain product representations across the product lifecycle. Design structures are used for collaboration, simulation and validation across integrated mechanical, electrical and software design data. The engineering bill-of-materials (eBOM) satisfies the needs of colors, coatings, compatibilities, suppliers and substitutes. Manufacturing engineers efficiently organize the multi-domain eBOM optimized for manufacturing assembly planning.
Product structures evolve in your company’s departments at different speeds and at different stages in the product lifecycle. Structures in early maturity tend to be loosely controlled. At higher levels of maturity, structure change tracking and baselines become increasingly important. Following critical milestones, full control over structure change, access and revisioning are vital. Using consistent structure representations across your product lifecycle allows for common change processes and easier impact analysis.
Consistent access to the correct product information is important for keeping all stakeholders on the same page. Teamcenter provides tools to make it easier to view the product information, including finding data within a structure, packing occurrences into single lines and expanding/collapsing multiple levels at a time. Extended information can be viewed, such as alternates, substitutes, vendor parts and attachments. You can view your product in a visual 3D representation. Access can be controlled to any part or assembly with configurable rules, ensuring your data is secure.
The Structure Management work-in-context capabilities enable your company to drive improved collaboration and productivity, regardless of the size or complexity of the product. Whether your products are large assemblies with hundreds of thousands of parts, complex product configurations with tens of thousands of option combinations, or smaller assemblies with tens of components, Structure Management offers an optimized user interaction with contexts that are easy to set up and re-use.
BOM management is the capturing, configuring, and managing of all product data that is developed throughout the lifecycle of a product. Effective BOM management is critical to a manufacturer’s success no matter the size or the number of parts in the product.
A bill of materials (BOM) is a comprehensive inventory of the raw materials, assemblies, subassemblies, parts and components, as well as the quantities of each needed to manufacture a product. In a nutshell, it is the complete list of all the items that are required to build a product.
Having complete BOMs can build confidence in your maintenance departments, allowing them to repair more equipment in-house, thus reducing your repair costs. A complete BOM will reveal which items are non-critical and can be set up as non-stock.
It includes creating and configuring BOM Structures, searching for referenced data within structures, creating and use of roll-up reports, and releasing BOM structures. The creation and manipulation of Variants and Options are also covered in detail.
Teamcenter® software’s bill of materials (BOM) management capabilities help you manage increasingly complex products by providing total visibility into your product definitions and configurations and the way this information evolves throughout the product lifecycle.