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How to create accurate BOM and routing standards | Generate estimates from bill of materials

As a manufacturer, your goal is to ensure that your actual costs align to estimates and the correct materials are available for production in order to minimize costly rush orders and wasting time waiting for materials to arrive. Which is why it is imperative to have an accurate bill of materials (BOM) and routing standards in place. How can this be done?

With the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, you are guaranteed to have an accurate and well-defined bill of materials (BOM) which will enable you to improve your production scheduling in order to maximize throughput and capacity utilization.

Gone are the days of the inaccurate bill of materials and routing definitions that disrupt your production schedules and create cost variances that inconvenience your material plans. With Acumatica, you no longer have to think twice about how to create a bill of materials.

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The Benefits of using Acumatica for accurate BOM and routing standards

Integrated Manufacturing BOM/Routing

Acumatica enables you to connect materials, work instructions and overhead costs to an operation to accommodate time-phased release of materials

Multi-level BOM/Routing

Access to multiple levels of bills of material for both engineering and costed views of your entire product structure

Multiple Costing Methods and Capabilities

Enjoy the ability to calculate costs at average, standard and actual cost. Furthermore, you can add fixed and variable tooling and overhead costs.

Convenient one-screen maintenance access

Create, maintain, and control master data definitions of products and processes

What is a BOM?

A bill of materials or product structure is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product. Acumatica is one of few best-in-class integrated MRP systems. It simplifies your product development processes.

The importance of a BOM

It serves as the core of any manufacturing process because it lays out all information required to assemble a part. Not only does a BOM outline what manufactured and raw materials are needed to build a part, but it also includes the equipment and tools needed to build the parts.

What is included in a BOM?

It includes all alternative and substitutes part numbers and parts contained in the drawing notes. Every line of the bill of materials (BOM) includes the product code, part name, part number, part revision, description, quantity, unit of measure, size, length, weight, and specifications or features of the product. Creating a BOM jas never been simpler.

Stay a step ahead and easily navigate your way around lead times with the world’s fastest-growing ERP systems that allow you to create a sales order from an estimate.

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Acumatica BOM/Routing features and capabilities

  • Effectivity/Expiration Dates. Control material planning and usage according to effectivity dates for phase-in and phase-out of content changes.
  • Production Steps. Document the entire process using detailed work instructions and standard note capability for each process step. Define which work centers or machines to use, times for processing or setup, and other labor operation details.
  • Where Used. Allows for components on Bills of Material to be displayed where they are used on a single-level or multi-level basis.
  • Phantom Items. Use phantom items to simplify structure maintenance for related groups of parts and materials to multiple products. If you create a planning bill of material, your planning and production teams can “skip over” phantoms to plan and allocate components.
  • Reference Designators. Relate BOM component parts to the drawing’s part numbers to avoid confusion and duplicate entry in the bill of material.

Choose Acumatica for superior inventory control and advanced tracking of routing information, from raw material to finished products. A system that offers accurate cost estimates and advanced manufacturing bill of materials through world-class routing protocol.

To ensure consistency in your profit margin throughout your accounting period, it is crucial to track the estimated cost of goods that may fluctuate. With integrated inventory management, you can ensure you always have goods available for sale through reliable data on your system that matches your physical count.

Cut out the guesswork. Throw the spreadsheet printout in the shredder. You no longer have to “estimate” how much inventory you might have through the gross profit method or retail inventory method.

Choose a solution that gives you real-time visibility of your inventory, financials, labor hours, bill of materials (BOM), cost of goods sold, and more.

Maximize Throughput and capacity utilization with Acumatica BOM

A guide to accurate BOM & routing standards

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