BOM Management Educational Webinars – Request for Topics

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
23 August, 2019 | 2 min for reading
BOM Management Educational Webinars – Request for Topics

I’m very much excited about our new BOM management educational webinars. At OpenBOM we accumulated a huge spectrum of knowledge about Bill of Materials, BOM management, best practices, and related topics of engineering and manufacturing. 

As part of our contribution to openness and knowledge about engineering and manufacturing, we decided to start a weekly webinar, which will be covering a wide range of topics. You can expect very broad and very small focused topics. 

These are not your grandfather’s webinars with product reviews, experts and users. Each webinar is designed around a specific topic of BOM management. A short 1–2 slide introduction will be followed by 10 minutes demo then Q&A. We will use OpenBOM to demonstrate how things can be done and won’t be afraid to speak about things that are impossible or improvements that need to be made to OpenBOM, so please challenge us with questions.

Earlier this week, we had a very first webinar. Steve Hess, Director of User Experience at OpenBOM shared his knowledge about widely used scenarios of applying formulas and a variety of calculations in BOM Management – eg. rollups, totals, etc. Everything you wanted to ask about applying formulas, rollups, etc. We demonstrated the OpenBOM Formula editor and how it can be used in rollups. 

Here is a slide deck from the webinar

You can watch a recording of the webinar on the video below. 

I hope you enjoyed it and learn a couple of new things. At this point, I’d like to ask you to come back to us with requests about the topics for webinars you would like us to do in the coming months. No limits- just let us know.


Terminology, best practices, data management principles. When it comes to BOM management, PLM, ordering and change management, I found altogether, these topics very confusing and lead to a lot of controversies. 

The goal of our webinars is to share knowledge and experience with you to make you BOM management easier. 

Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.

Let’s get to know each other better. If you live in the Greater Boston area, I invite you for a coffee together (coffee is on me). If not nearby, let’s have a virtual coffee session — I will figure out how to send you a real coffee.

Want to learn more about PLM? Check out my Beyond PLM blog and PLM Book website

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