If you are struggling to keep your product data organized and controlled, today's resource round up is for you. Here are some of my favorite BOM resources from Arena (full disclosure - I work there!) Whether your product data is in Excel, on a napkin, or in a PLM system, there is probably something here that can answer your most pressing BOM question.
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.
Need a visual? Here’s how a GPS navigation product BOM would look in both Excel and a dedicated BOM management system like Arena.
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.
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.
This cautionary tale tells the story of how the lack of a centralized BOM delayed one company’s launch for months. It also comes with a bonus—three key tips for keeping BOMs in sync and under control.
Use the PDX File standard to share your BOMs in a clear, structured format.