Throughout our many years of working with manufacturers and their supply chains, we have developed quite the collection of BOM management resources.
Today I wanted to do a bit of a round-up, and share some of our most popular “BOM” blog posts and downloads from the Arena website.
Enjoy! And if you have any additional questions about BOM management you’d like us to answer on this blog, post to the comments and I will be sure to get back to you.
The EBOM is the starting point for any product. Learn how the EBOM differs from the MBOM, and download the Arena BOM Master Kit—one of our most popular downloads.
Unlike the EBOM, which is organized according to the design of a product, the MBOM is structured to support how a product is assembled. Here are tips for better MBOMs and a link to the Arena BOM Master Kit.
This free download discusses:
Current BOM management processes and their associated challenges
Current BOM management tools
New automated tools to manage BOMs
Benefits of selecting the right PLM tool
Need a visual? Here’s how a GPS navigation product BOM would look in both Excel and a dedicated BOM management system like Arena BOMControl.
The best BOM management system in the world won’t help you if you don’t create correct and complete BOMs from the start. Here are three tips I originally shared on the Arena Blog about building better BOMs.
If you are managing your BOMs in Excel, here are 10 tips to help you keep your data organized.
A successful startup shares how early adoption of product management tools fostered innovation.
Not all BOM management tools are created equal. We highlight three key features that are must-haves in any BOM tool.
ERP systems are NOT optimal for managing product data during the design stage—find out why.
An in depth explanation of common disconnects between engineering and production—particularly when it comes to managing the bill of materials.
Use the PDX File standard to share your BOMs in a clear, structured format.