IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT BOMAuthor: Jim Arnold
Date Published: 9/21/2003 Conference: SMTA International
This team is recommending a solution that calls for industry to adopt a common format with standardized contents - the "Perfect BoM" - to ensure that data is consistent, correct and complete, and that errors are resolved before exchanges are made among business partners. The team has identified the Product Data eXchange (PDX) specifications, developed by NEMI’s Virtual Factory Information Interchange Project, as the foundation for the Perfect BoM. These specifications provide an industry-standard approach to exchanging BoM and change order information and will be used to define data structure. In addition, the team has developed a recommended list of data to define standard BoM content.
This paper discusses the problems and challenges that exist with today’s BoMs, and outlines NEMI’s recommended solutions for creating and implementing the Perfect BoM.
Key words: bill of materials, BoM, supply chain communication.
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