Engineering teams need to master the art of creating and utilizing bill of materials (BOMs) if you are going to have a successful manufacturing business. The problem is that BOMs are time-consuming, complicated, and difficult to apply. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system like Infor CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) can simplify bill of materials by giving you the functionality you need.
Bill of Materials (BOM) and CAD
One of the slowest and most painstaking tasks for engineering is creating a bill of materials (BOM). Some ERPs force you to take a CAD drawing and create a list of parts to then create the BOM. After that, the data needs to be manually entered into the ERP. Instead of wasting hours manually creating BOMs, an Infor CloudSuite Industrial solution makes the process so much easier.
CloudSuite Industrial lets you build your BOMs directly from Engineering through your CAD system. With an Infor solution, you can integrate your CloudSuite Industrial ERP with CAD using a tool like CADTALK. Instead of manual entry, CADTALK uses artificial intelligence to transform the engineering bill of material (eBOM) to a manufacturing bill of material (mBOM). By automating the BOM process with a bidirectional data sync (so all your data gets updated if a change is made in one system), you have less errors in your BOMs, which can cause disastrous consequences to your production schedule. When you can work with CAD to automatically create BOMs, you free up your engineers while simplifying purchasing, requisitioning, and manufacturing processes. For Infor CloudSuite consulting, connect with our experts. As an Infor Gold Channel Partner and a one-stop shop for everything ERP, we know what it takes to create a successful software solution.
CSI does more than simply allow you to create a bill of materials. It allows you to create multilevel bill of materials (also known as indented bill of materials). Multilevel BOMs describe the components, subassemblies, and finished products required to manufacture a particular item, effectively creating a hierarchical structure for components. When you have a multilevel BOM setup, you gain a complete overview of the product’s entire manufacturing process. This includes seeing your SKUs, part descriptions, quantities, costs, and other specifications. Particularly if you use multiple subassemblies, multilevel BOM is a must for understanding your processes.
Site to Site BOMs
When it comes to bill of materials, replicating information is superior to manually reentering BOMs each time. Often, you may have more than one site that needs to use the same BOM. In that case, CloudSuite Industrial lets you create site to site BOMs, meaning you can copy one BOM and apply it to other sites.
If you want the benefits of site to site BOMs without the hassle of setting it up yourself, talk to our team at Datix. We learn what your competitive advantage and specific needs are so that we can offer you a solution tailored towards your goals. We take the stress out of ERP solutions.
Bill of materials are a vital part of the engineering process that don’t need to hold your company back. If you’re struggling with BOMs, it may be time to talk to an expert. At Datix, we have 25 years of experience working with manufacturers and have implemented thousands of software solutions. We will support you every step of the way, from the planning to the implementation and beyond.
With over two decades in the industry, Datix is the ERP consultant of choice for manufacturers and distributors. We believe in “being the best with the best” and look for partners who match our commitment to solving real issues and doing what it takes. Our in-depth analysis of our clients and their business needs allows us to maximize their software investments to the fullest.