All of the solutions noted here can manage BOMs to some degree. However, most of these solutions predate the current realities that require dispersed teams to work together 24/7. So, the real question is: Can these systems address the way supply chains interact today?
Understanding the progression of BOM management options provides insight into what is required in today’s modern product development environment and what you should demand of your system. If your current system doesn’t address one or more of these requirements, then you need to know the five key factors necessary for more intelligent BOM management.