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Handling the Bill of Material with Design for Manufacturing

Posted by Steve Marian on Nov 15, 2016 1:39:24 PM

The “BOM” Conundrum

We’ve written about it before and know what a hot-button item bill of material (BOM) concerns are when outsourcing. Let’s review a bit. If, when outsourcing, you have “mature products,” it is probable that the bill of material structure in manufacturing resource planning (MRP) is “flat,” and is not conducive to outsourcing.

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Topics: bill of material, new product introduction, design for manufacturing, BOM

The CEO Says, “Outsourcing Manufacturing Is Our New Direction!”

Posted by Phil Holman on Nov 12, 2014 4:46:00 PM

Now What?

There are many catalysts that cause a vertically integrated company to consider outsourcing manufacturing content. It can be cost related, or time to market driven, or just a change in the senior management philosophy. This task is usually assigned to the supply chain management team, but generally also includes input from the quality and engineering departments before execution.

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Topics: bill of material, outsourcing, outsourcing manufacturing, manufacturing outsourcing

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