“Today there is a broad variety of solutions that can make life easier and more productive for engineers and companies. A lot can be gained by developing strategies and implementing solutions to move above traditional CAD data management by adding digital BOM management,” asserts Filip Ståhl.
According to the analyst firm Tech-Clarity, Ståhl has a point. He’s also supported by a recent PTC survey, which indicates that the use of BOM’s leaves a lot to be desired. Of the participating manufacturing companies, for example, 55 percent did not have a digital service BOM. This meant that the design department’s product data is not reused for this purpose. Even more surprising, 20 percent didn’t have an eBOM management solution in place.
These are only two examples, but there are many more.
In this article we’re discussing BOM’s in general and service BOM’s in particular.