Jul 9 2020
The BOM Rap (Part II) — The Vàzsonyi procedure
The BOM Rap recommended restricting the centrally managed part of the Bill Of Materials (BOM) of an assembly plant to the Gozinto (“goes-into”) structure of the items — that is, triplets with an item ID, the ID of an item it goes into, and the quantity used, together with an item list carrying units of measure.
This is the common core to all uses of the BOM, to which engineers, production planners, or accountants can attach additional data for their own purposes.
As discussed in The BOM Rap, BOMs are usually kept in ERP systems that only support their uses in their transaction menus, and production engineers often need to do more.
Jul 29 2020
The BOM Rap (Part III) — Scaling Up
The BOM Rap recommended restricting the centrally managed part of the Bill Of Materials (BOM) of an assembly plant to the Gozinto (“goes-into”) structure of the items. Building on this, Part II used a small toy example to introduce the Vàzsonyi procedure as a tool usable on a laptop computer to extract useful information from BOMs for use in assembly improvement projects, together with graphic visualization tools. Here, we apply these tools on the larger, more realistic BOM, of the Legotractors from our Leanix games.
By Michel Baudin • Information Technology • 0 • Tags: Bill of Materials, BOM, Gozinto, Master Data Management