This is the recurrent concern in every company. There is of course not a unique reason but a global context that lead to this situation
Reason #4： High-Mix / More Products, more BOMs, more Data.
To catch more customers, more market shares in a competitive market, every product manufacturer will enlarge its product offer, increase the product mix. This trend started in the 90s with the automotive industry and now is applicable to every market segment. The consequence of this increasing product number will be more components, more BOMs to manage. Making sourcing and procurement activities more complex and time consuming.