Arena BOMControl Makes BOM
For manufacturers, a bill of materials (BOM) is like a recipe. It’s a critical product information record that lists the raw materials, assemblies, components, parts and the quantities of each needed to manufacture a product.
Traditionally, BOMs have been managed with spreadsheets and shared among team members via email, phone or fax. Unfortunately, these outdated and mistake-prone BOM management “tactics” cause many problems for manufacturing companies.
Arena PLM BOMControl simplifies BOM and change management for companies of all sizes and offers the right balance of flexibility and control at every point in the product lifecycle—from prototype to full-scale production.
BOMControl: The Flagship More OEMs Choose to Sail
Arena PLM BOMControl, a cloud-based solution for bill of materials (BOM) and change management, gives innovative manufacturing companies the advantage they need to get their products to market on time and within budget.
BOMControl bridges the gap between design, engineering and manufacturing with a controlled, centralized way to manage changes to product data. Additionally, the solution ensures up-to-the-minute product information that can be accessed anytime, from anywhere in the world.
Arena’s customers, partners and suppliers use BOMControl to access a “single version of truth” of product information and project details. This includes design files, BOMs, items, costs, vendor information, ECOs, compliance status, schedules and tasks. With Arena PLM BOMControl, companies are able to streamline product compliance management from initial BOM throughout the product lifecycle, with instant compliance reporting capability and audit trails.
BOMControl Maximizes Manufacturing Success
BOMControl enables an OEM’s engineering, operations and extended supply chain teams to reduce scrap and ECO cycle times, accelerate time to market and streamline supply chain management. The solution has helped companies across various industries to create some of the most innovative products on the market. Some of Arena’s forward-thinking customers include GoPro, FitBit and SunPower. The benefits Arena has provided these companies include:
- Greater BOM accuracy
- Reduced ECO cycle time
- Reduced cost
- Superior design collaboration
- Earlier NPI cost visibility
- Eliminate incorrect builds due to EOLs
A Modern BOM Solution for a Modern World
Compressed product lifecycles, geographically dispersed project teams, cost pressures, outsourced partnerships and stringent regulatory requirements are challenging traditional BOM management and communication processes in a number of ways.
Many seasoned product development and manufacturing teams recognize the sweeping scope of today’s BOM management and the severe limitations of spreadsheets in meeting objectives. These companies understand the need for a next generation BOM management solution to replace inadequate manual spreadsheet tools.
Because BOMControl is a cloud product, companies as well as their outsourcing partners and suppliers can access the solution and work collaboratively with just a web browser and Internet connection. That’s it. BOMControl eliminates the need for companies to acquire new hardware, software or additional IT staff as is the case with on-premise solutions. Moreover, customers can add (or subtract) an unlimited number of users across their supply chains and selectively allow them to access product information and project details.
BOMControl helps manufacturers of all sizes realize the benefit of manufacturing in the cloud by providing customers up to 70% reduction in ECO cycle times and a 20% reduction in time to market.