The Holidays Break is over. This year, we will continue our weekly educational webinars about BOM management. Today, I want to announce next week’s webinar, which is about the topic that near and dear my heart – purchasing and Bill of Materials.
To create a good Bill of Materials for purchasing is almost an art. When engineers are creating the design of the product, the purchasing is an afterthought. Engineers like to design the most innovative products. They don’t think about many aspects that can make their product fail such as unreliable suppliers and components without alternative suppliers.
The main challenge of the Bill of Materials for purchasing is to create a structure that can be effectively used for purchasing and at the same time to reflect the actually design information from multiple CAD systems and engineering planning.
A usual process for an engineer is to dump CAD assembly into Excel and email it to procurement. They need to massage the Excel, add information they need, missed part numbers, suppliers, cost, calculate it all together and manage to put orders.
This is the topic for next week’s webinar.
Techniques for Managing Purchased Assemblies (like pumps, bearings, motors, etc) in Bills of Material
Join OpenBOM Director of User experience Steve Hess as we take a look at how data flows from your design to your BOM and onto others in your organization. In this week’s webinar we will focus on the “Purchased Assembly” workflow. Have a fully modeled pump or electric motor but buy it as a line item, we will cover that. Or perhaps you originally built some assemblies in house and are now outsourcing to a sub-contractor, we will cover that case and others as well. Please bring your questions.
An average product has about 70% of the parts and components that either purchased or outsourced. How to make the purchasing process more efficient? Join OpenBOM educational webinar next week to learn more.
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