Bill of Materials, also known as BOM, is a set of all raw materials, subassemblies, intermediary components and bought parts that are used in the manufacturing or assembly processes of an item. This is also known as a recipe, depending on the manufacturing industry.
For each material listed in the bill of materials, the user can define the quantity needed to produce the finished product.
In Beas, inside an item’s bill of materials, we will find a list of all materials and their corresponding quantities, units of measure, warehouses, scrap rates (amongst other settings), as well as the link between bill of materials and the specific production operation in which each component will be used, ensuring the possibility to plan material requirements according to production scheduling.
Since a bill of materials can include subassemblies, we can have several levels of productions inside a finished product’s bill of materials. Beas can manage all production levels within the same work order, by creating related production positions that makes it easy to view all the assemblies that need to be produced to finish the production of an item without the need to look into different screens.
However, in the case that subassemblies are shared amongst several different finished products, carefully structuring the bill of materials can provide a great advantage in the production planning activities, since the production requirements for the subassemblies can be consolidated by the MRP tool in a separate work order.
In this document, the user will learn how to set up and manage the bill of materials in Beas.