BOM (Bill of Materials) is a critical piece of documentation in manufacturing. It must contain all the information for all the components. Otherwise, products will not be built correctly and not to specification.
Although in my previous article, I mentioned that BOM should be in Excel format, this is only for the exchange of BOM data between companies with different information systems. Excel is hardly the proper management tool for the data of a BOM.
A proper and effective BOM management tool should have the following features.