Bill of Materials (BOM) Management

Comprehensive out-of-the-box BOM management that provides full digital associativity across engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, sales, and service.

Your Digital Transformation Starts with the BOM

Most manufacturers are grappling with speed and agility in the face of growing numbers of product options and variants. Homegrown tools and processes make it very challenging to find and ensure traceability and associativity of the right product information.

By adopting a parts-centric approach to managing the BOM, manufacturers can foster collaboration from the point of product conception through manufacturing, device connectivity and field service.

Transform Your BOM for Organizational Improvements

Transform Your BOM for Organizational Improvements

By transforming your BOM, you reduce the risk of errors and rework by eliminating the reuse of obsolete data. Not only does this save time in development and industrialization, it also ensures that suppliers, factories, sales, and service are always aware of changes with automated synchronization between the respective BOMs. The result is faster time to market, higher operational efficiency, greater component availability, and lower costs of non-quality.

Comprehensive BOM Management and BOM Transformation Functionality

With PTC’s BOM management and BOM transformation capabilities, product designers create and manage a part-centric digital product that can be leveraged at every step of the product lifecycle. Now mechanical, software, electronic parts and related artifacts can be integrated into the Engineering Bills of Materials. This provides organizations a single interface to collaborate between domain systems such as CAD, PLM and ERP. The PLM system ensures that everyone from the shop floor worker to a service technician to a seller configuring a customer order are using the correct product information.

Comprehensive BOM Management and BOM Transformation Functionality

Key Product Features

Comprehensive out-of-the-box configuration management for a “model based” digital thread. Downstream digital content is associative (not copied) with traceable links to manufacturing, service and more.

  • BOM Driven Visualization: Incremental loading, color coded search in structure, 3D visual compare, all fully leverageable downstream (ex. interference, process plans, catalogs, AR)

  • BOM Editing: Copy/paste, inline editing, auto-complete, replace, save-as, import from spreadsheet, build from CAD, etc., within large structures

  • BOM Compare: Textual and 3D comparison by configuration or similar BOMs

  • Part Superseding, Alternate, & Substitute: Supersede with new or existing, one- or two-way substitute

  • Part Classification: Thumbnail navigation (graphical Search), configurable rules to ensure that classified part names follow a uniform format

  • Options and Variants: Manage text/3D configurations for interference checking and downstream deliverables (i.e. process plans)

  • Part AML/AVL: BOM with AML/AVL, scorecard, assign preferences based on rules-approved, preferred, do not use

  • BOM Transformation: Associative engineering BOM, manufacturing BOM, and service BOM views to streamline reconciliation; support for textual and graphical transformation

  • Part Types: Subtyping to provide more flexibility when defining attributes and attribute layout

  • Part History: Timeline history, compare information and part structure directly from history table

Customer Stories

Learn How Your Peers Have Optimized Their BOMs

iRobot’s Journey to Product Nirvana

To ensure stakeholders were receiving maximum value from the BOM, iRobot adopted a quick-win approach to deploy projects in 3-6 month increments.

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Lifetime Products: From Paper to Electronic BoMs

Discover how Lifetime Products evolved from manual processes to digital traceability and collaboration in a series of short projects.

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Jabil’s BOM Best Practices

Learn how Jabil moved from a manual BOM to a single digital and standardized global product structure in less than 6 months.

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Learn More About Windchill

Explore PTC’s Windchill enterprise PLM solution. With its breakthrough PLM capabilities, Windchill enables you to adopt a parts-centric approach to managing your BOM with a single source of truth to all product data. Experience true closed-loop lifecycle management from early concept through all iterations, design cycles, and stages until your product is fully released.

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Give stakeholders throughout your organization quick and easy access to product data. Windchill, PTC’s product lifecycle management solution, helps break down organizational silos leading to:

  • Improved time-to-market
  • Decreased costs
  • Improved product quality
  • More time for innovating

Windchill offers organizations the performance and scale they need to manage large data sets and with subscription pricing, you only pay for what you need. Plus, with easy integration to the ThingWorx IoT platform, data from smart, connected products in the field can be leveraged for a digital twin.

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