Configured BOM Management

Configured BOM Management

Configured BOM Management is used by manufacturers of low volume and highly complex products to define and manage configured bills-of-material (BOMs). This option, used in conjunction with the Product Engineer, enables users to create product configurations and validate that the proper parts have been assigned and included in the resulting BOM when the product configuration is applied.

Description

Configured BOM Management provides advanced capabilities to define, navigate, filter and update configured BOMs using “Product Unit Effectivity (PUE)” and / or “Feature Option” effectivity. Configured BOM Management works in conjunction with CATIA® and synchronizes with CATIA configured products, resulting in an enhanced product development experience where users can apply product configuration filters to the 3D product structure, configured BOM or both, verifying design and BOM information together.

With Configured BOM Management, companies can address key product development business challenges including:

  • Errors due to managing unique EBOMS for highly variant products.
  • Errors during the manual transformation of each product configuration to a resolved design and EBOM structure.
  • Errors during manual translation of customer orders to production orders for variant products.
  • Incomplete impact analysis and discontinuity in engineering change propagation.

Key features & benefits

  • Global configured product development and change processes that provide the right information to the right users at the right time

  • Reduces the non-value-added efforts of redundant EBOM data entry, correction, and synchronization, resulting from fragmented processes and systems

  • Improved product delivery accuracy and product quality, leading to reduced service costs

  • Improved communication and collaboration with global development teams comprised of internal and external resources