This is for everyone out there who is frustrated with their org's poor BOM management systems (or worse - - a lack of systems.)
In my first company, we were stuck using Lawson and Saleslogix as our ERP and CRM tools, while everyone and their mother was using Salesforce.com and an ERP that wasn't from the 80's. Plus, we had no system for managing our product record, and things were getting pretty messy. We frequently had issues with our inventory, with making our cost projections . . . of course all that rolls downhill, and for me - - someone who just needed effective tools to do my job - - it was a nightmare.
The biggest issue was that the boss never seemed to think we were a company that needed BOM management!
If you are in an organization where your product management tools just aren't cutting it, and are trying to convince your boss that you need a good set of tools to manage your BOM, here are 5 indicators that it’s time for your business to look into a BOM management tool that works.