Maintain a complete revision history of BOM/routing. Save and view multiple revisions – past, present, and future – as well as the reason for the revision.
Control material planning and usage according to effectivity dates for phase-in and phase-out of content changes.
Document the entire process using detailed work instructions and standard note capability for each process step.
Use phantom items to simplify structure maintenance for related groups of parts and materials to multiple products. If you create a planning bill of material, your planning and production teams can “skip over” phantoms to plan and allocate components.
Relate BOM component parts to the drawing’s part numbers to avoid confusion and duplicate entry in the bill of material.
Copy an existing BOM/routing to a different item as an alternate BOM/routing or for easy setup for a new, similar item.
Define unlimited fixed and variable overhead costs by operation or work center.
Use flexible cost roll for a single-level or multi-level BOM, by item or site. Costs of the lower-level item will “roll” into the costs of the higher-level items. In a standard cost operation, costs will update the pending standard cost for each item in inventory.