- Bill of Material Menu

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Contains commands and review functions for maintenance of Bills of Material. BoMs define the product structure in terms of the use of materials and parts used to make assemblies (all pre-defined as parts).

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Function

Keys

Select Parent

To select a Bill of Material for maintenance. The BoM is identified by the parent part number . You will be presented with a dialogue box in which selection can be completed. See the Bills of Material Maintenance and Part Selection topic.

Ctrl+S

Edit Component

To change the details of a component of a BoM. Select the component from the list first. This function is the same as double-clicking on a list line. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window.

Ctrl+E

Add Component

To add a component to a new or existing BoM. Only pre-defined parts can be subsequently entered. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window.

Ctrl+I

Delete Component

To remove a component from a BoM. Select a component in the maintenance list before activating this command. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window.

 

Update Parent Costs

To review a single-level cost analysis for the assembly. The analysis is as used in normal product costing without recalculating lower sub-assemblies. You can update both part current costs and pricing if your privileges permit. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window and after calculating costs opens and displays them in the Part Costs Update window.

 

Copy Assembly

Use this command to create an identical BoM for an alternative parent part. All details within the BoM will be reproduced for the target parent. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window and opens the New Parent Selection window in which you can select the target parent into which you wish to duplicate the BoM.

 

Delete Assembly

Deletes all components from the current parent part and leaves it with no BoM. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window.

 

Component Mass-Change

To change a component to an alternate throughout all BoMs. This is useful when obsolescence of one part becomes effective throughout all products. First select the component on an existing BoM. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window, and after selecting a component part, will open the Component Mass-Change window.

 

Change Parent Part Type

Having created a BoM for a parent part you can change that parents type classification to a phantom or outwork assembly. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window, and will open the Change Parent Part Type window.

 

Setup Serial Number Structure

To set up a serial number structure for the assembly where the parent requires serial numbered components to be allocated on manufacture or dispatch. This function operates on the Bills of Material Maintenance window and for a selected parent opens the Serial Number Structure window.

 

Changes Log

Use this command to view a list of Logged BoM Changes. You can also print reports and archive them. This function opens the BoM Changes Log window.

 

List Assembly Multi-Level

Provides a multi-level listing for a parent part, showing a full breakdown of its structure. You will be asked to select the parent. This function opens the Bill of Materials Listing window.

 

List Where-Used Multi-Level

Provides a listing of assemblies where the component selected is used, as well as those assemblies on which the assemblies themselves are used. The listing is shown indented to identify the full structure. This function opens the Bill of Materials Listing window.

 

Print Assembly

To print a listing of the currently selected assembly.

 

Print Assembly and Route

To print the currently selected assembly and any process route that exists.

 

Print Assemblies and Routes Multi-Level

To print the currently selected assembly and any process route that exists and any sub-assemblies with their routes.

 

Print Reports

Provides reports based on Bills of Material information. This function opens the BoM Reports window. See also BoM Trial Kit Parts Setup

 

Introduction to Bills of Materials

An Assembly is a part that is made from one or more different parts or raw materials in various quantities. Each Assembly has a Parent Part number and is made up of one or more Component Parts. A Bill of materials is the list of Components and quantities that make up one Stock unit of measure (UoM) of the Assembly. The Bills of material (BoM) file contains the data that defines all the component structures within the business.

The Bills of Material define the physical make-up of products. It defines the relationships between parts and their physical hierarchy.

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Compiled in Program Version 3.10. Help data last modified 22 MAY 2008 07:41. Class mBom last modified 27 SEP 2006 10:51:05.

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