BOM Validation

The BOM Validation services assure that the Bill of Materials (BOM) are of high quality and can be easily verified. It provides quality assurance to the BOM validation process.

It is critical in a manufacturing process to ensure that their products are well-designed, well-manufactured, and meet regulatory standards. It also helps them determine if they will be able to meet their customer’s expectations.

How do BOM Services work?

The BOM validation process starts with reviewing the design specifications and drawing sheets for the product, which includes all the components that are needed to assemble it. Once this step is completed, the BOM will be validated against all potential risks and problems that could happen during production.

It is a 6-step approach to validate a BOM. This process is designed to ensure that the BOM is accurate and complete and all levels.

  • Step 1: The first step in the process of validating a BOM is to identify the level. There are three levels of BOM which include Finished Products, Sub-Assemblies and Components. The higher the level, the more detailed and thorough the validation will be.
  • Step 2: The second step in this process is to identify the type of BOM being validated. There are two types of BOMs that can be validated, which include Engineering Bills of Material (EBOM) and Manufacturing Bills of Material (MBOM).
  • Step 3: The third step is supplier engagement – collect, validate BOM data received from suppliers/manufacturers and standardize manufacturer name, part number, part description as per industry standard taxonomy, also eliminate duplicate parts.
  • Step 4: A detailed lifecycle analysis to ensure that the assemblies are designed based on right components, help procurement team to manage alternate sourcing and raise alarms for obsolescence.
  • Step 5: An accurate BOM will be generated in the form of an intuitive tree structure that help roll the parts into subassemblies and increase supply chain efficiency.
  • Step 6: Integrate multiple systems to ensure the data is same across functions, manufacturing sites and systems such as ERP, EAM.

Benefits of BOM Validation

The validation process includes checking that all the components in the BOM are valid and ensuring that it has been created in accordance with design requirements.

  • Production efficiency: Speeding up assembly time
  • Quality assurance: Ensuring that right parts are used in manufacturing
  • Cost savings: Eliminating high costs of procurement and obsolescence

Speak to one of our Component Engineering specialists today, and we will perform a detailed DFM (Design for Manufacturability) analysis of your current BOM services. In addition to saving time and money, we will eliminate the stress of sourcing and finding the correct components, which will also help you with strategic production planning.