Tomcar uses OpenBOM To Deliver Full Product Definition Shared Globally With All Company Users and Manufacturing Partners
Founded in Israel in 1995 to support a specific military requirement, Tomcar evolved into a US-based company producing ultra-dependable, highly functional, all-terrain vehicles for private, commercial, and military use. These vehicles are awesome!
Jonathan Drori is the US company lead engineer and is part of the team responsible for the Tomcar series of vehicles.
“I absolutely love that OpenBOM lets me share accurate, complete BOMs with vendors, partners, customers, my colleagues in Israel, and so many more.”, says Jonathan. “It is great for my team and great for the company.”
Jonathan brought OpenBOM to Tomcar to improve and formalize the agreements the company has with manufacturing partners.
“Simply put, before OpenBOM, we did not have a final BOM that was accurate or easy to share”, he says, “We needed a full product BOM which OpenBOM delivered!”
For Tomcar, OpenBOM provided the level of communication they had been looking for.
“We have detailed formal agreements with partners, we could tell them what to build [in terms of the product], but couldn’t tell me what to buy, there was too much Tribal Knowledge!”, he says.
“Using OpenBOM, the Tomcar is in full production now with a full BOM mastered in OpenBOM.”
In fact. The Tomcar TX model has been in production with OpenBOM for some time now. Most would consider the TX model to be in sustaining as the design has matured and the team now focuses on new products.
“We have the occasional ECO and BOM update. I love how we can click a button in Solidworks and get a BOM for comparison to our production build.”
Tomcar is using OpenBOM for new products and currently has three vehicles all in OpenBOM.
“We are excited about the new Tomcar EV”, says Jonathan. The Electric Hybrid Vehicle is in early release and preparing for high-volume manufacturing. We built it in OpenBOM.”
“In a nutshell,” says Jonathan, “OpenBOM worked great for us. It was easy to buy and implement. It allowed us to build a database of all the parts on our vehicle, and with a few tweaks and help from the OpenBOM support team, we got it done.”
To learn more about Tomcar visit www.tomcar.com
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