Grand-Craft Shares Their OpenBOM Premium Onboarding Experience


Legendary mahogany boat manufacturer, Grand-Craft, leverages the OpenBOM Onboarding Experience to quickly modernize their BOM and manufacturing process.

“We just moved into an expanded facility and needed to quickly update and revise our Bill of Materials process and methods”, says Jeff Podhajsky, Vice President of Operations at Grand Craft Boats. “Our old system just wasn’t able to handle our growth”.

Located in Holland Michigan, Grand-Craft has over 40 years of boat manufacturing experience and a long legacy of quality.

“We bought OpenBOM because it was the best fit for our company and we’re extremely surprised at how quickly the OpenBOM team put together the onboarding training for my team”.

OpenBOM customers have access to an onboarding service that is tailored to their specific needs.

“Very shortly after purchasing OpenBOM, we were contacted by OpenBOM Director of User Experience, Steve Hess. Steve worked with me and my team to develop and deliver an onboarding experience based on our needs”, says Jeff.

The OpenBOM Onboarding Experience is a hybrid self-paced/instructor-led experience involving a detailed questionnaire followed by two dedicated live sessions designed to meet the exact needs of the customer.

“Steve helped us understand our own process and even exposed a few areas we could improve”, says Jeff, “The sessions were extremely specific to our needs and goals for OpenBOM.”  

OpenBOM onboarding is based entirely on the customer’s needs and actual data sets. By the end of the last session, customers are working with their own data, properties, vendors and making real BOM and Purchase Orders!

If desired, the customer will also learn inventory management and cost calculations.

“Steve gave us some homework to prepare our data, which we then uploaded into OpemBOM as part of the live session. We were creating multi-level BOMs of our own live data in a matter of a few days”.

The OpenBOM Onboarding Experience includes a detailed assessment of your needs, a slide deck and digital record of the content delivered, and other materials which can be included in your company’s policies and procedures documentation for internal training and future onboarding of new hires.

“OpenBOM onboarding gave us the quick-start we needed to roll out OpenBOM quickly at Grand-Craft”, says Jeff.

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