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Four ways to increase productivity with better BOM management

Bill of materials (BOM) management through product lifecycle management (PLM) systems have a bevy of benefits, such as aiding compliance or reducing the degree of scrap, but there are few benefits with more potential value than increased productivity.

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The many faces of BOM management: pen and paper, Excel, Google, PLM

Companies engaging in product development agree that the bill of materials (BOM) is an absolutely critical document in the product development lifecycle, but these same companies probably don’t agree about the right solution

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Are you limiting your business with Excel for BOM management?

Abacus Games isn’t a real company, but for the sake of debate, let’s pretend they are. Let’s also pretend that they’re a manufacturer of children’s toys with a STEM focus.

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Higher quality products possible with bill of materials management

When many think of bill of materials (BOM) management, they think about the design and engineering components of a product development lifecycle, but when it comes to high quality products, it’s all about manufacturing.

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Active compliance gets easier with bill of materials management

With PLM systems and BOM management, information about compliance is automatic, immediate, and within view of key players.

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How can better BOM management help protect your IP?

Intellectual property (IP) is the cornerstone of businesses of all types, and for manufacturers in particular, who depend on these unique packets of information as a competitive edge.

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How to pick up the slack your competitors leave behind

Success in business comes from a lot of dedication, hard work, smart people, good processes—and, sometimes, a little bit of luck

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Increased revenue growth is possible with bill of materials management

Because the bill of materials (BOM) is the core of any product development lifecycle, there is no question that if it’s managed efficiently, companies of all sizes and in all industries can grow their revenues faster than ever

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Let engineers drive innovation with BOM management and a blank slate

When a bill of materials (BOM) gets in the way of innovation, the entire product development lifecycle comes to a standstill.

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Protect the BOM from disaster, from data loss to earthquake

The bill of materials (BOM) is the central document to any product development lifecycle, and should be kept safe from the multitude of threats that can harm businesses today.

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Reduce technical overhead with PLM & BOM in the cloud

How are cloud-based PLM vendors able to offer these benefits? It’s primarily because they can take advantage of economies of scale by partnering with other cloud providers and large data centers, and have hired key talent in security and database administration.

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Ten key things to consider when picking a BOM tool

If you’re committed to investing in a bill of materials (BOM) management tool, that’s a big step in the right direction to creating a product development lifecycle that has structured processes, is repeatable, and reduces the risk of error.

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The engineering change order: the key to a flexible bill of materials

Javier has just starting working as an engineer at a company that manufactures ergonomic chairs for offices and classrooms. He considers the job an upgrade of sorts—while he’s at the same pay grade and doing much the same work, he’s found that his new company has much more sophisticated product development lifecycle systems.

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Using bill of materials management to put scrap and rework to the curb

In a product development lifecycle, miscommunications often lead to scrap. One famous example? In 1999, NASA lost the Mars Climate Orbiter because its team programmed key operations in the metric system, while its collaborators at Lockheed Martin used English units.

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What elements of the bill of materials are most crucial?

When one opens up a box of IKEA furniture—say, a coffee table—they’ll quickly find a small booklet containing two key pieces of information: a list of all the parts contained inside the box, and instructions on how to assemble the table.

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What is the BOM part number, and why does it matter?

Any manufactured product is made out of different parts, which can number in the single digits, or the hundreds, or the thousands.

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Could a better BOM have changed the Star Wars universe?

Imagine that you’re Armitage Hux, the First Order captain responsible for helping assemble the Starkiller Base, a piece of machinery large that occupies the majority of an entire planet.

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Why the bill of materials is critical for automotive suppliers

Since the turn of the 21st Century, the automotive industry has accelerated its pace of change, and doesn’t appear to be stopping.

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Apps for Supply and Procurement

Work strategically with partners to keep production steady and efficient.

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Product Lifecycle Management by Autodesk

Drive development of new products and services to become more competitive, profitable, and valuable to customers—with significantly less cost and risk.

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BOM & Change Management

Fusion Lifecycle, part of Autodesk’s Product Innovation Platform, includes solutions for BOM and Change Management that bridge Engineering and Manufacturing.

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NPI

Fusion Lifecycle, part of Autodesk’s Product Innovation Platform, includes stage-gate New Product Introduction (NPI).

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QUALITY

Fusion Lifecycle, part of Autodesk’s Product Innovation Platform, includes a closed-loop Quality Management system that connects the complete quality chain from Non-Conformance identification and analysis to RMA, CAPA and Engineering Change, improving product quality while reducing time-to-closure.

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