Concepts of Production BOMs

Manufacturers use production bills of material to supervise the use of items and components used for intermediate and finished products.

The products to be produced consist of items and possibly of sub-assemblies, so that the production BOM consists of single items, sub-assemblies and other production BOMs (phantom BOMs).

Production bills of material can consist of several levels, and you can use a maximum of 50 BOM levels. One production BOM corresponds to one level. The use of other item production BOMs defines the lower levels. The production BOMs are assigned to the item in the Production BOM No. field on the Manufacturing FastTab of the item card.

The production BOMs of this program exclusively manage the production material needs. Resources are managed in the routings.

A production BOM can only be defined after the items of which it consists have been set up.


Item 1100 Front Wheel consists of the following items:

  • 1110 Rim

  • 1120 Spokes

  • 1150 Front Hub, which consists of 1151 Axle Front Wheel and 1155 Socket front

  • 1160 Tire

See Also


How to: Create Production BOMs
How to: Create New Versions of Production BOMs
How to: Copy Versions of Production BOMs
How to: Enter Comments for Production BOMs
How to: Enter Comments for Production BOM Components
How to: Compare Material Quantities in All Production BOM Versions
How to: Find Where Production BOMs Are Used
How to: Find Where Production BOM Components Are Used
How to: Copy Production BOMs
How to: Delete Expired Components
How to: Print List of Items Needed for Production BOMs
How to: Print Production Costs
How to: Create Routing Links
How to: Use the Manufacturing Batch Unit of Measure