Bill of Materials Basics
Anthony Rante, PE
The course text is structured to introduce basic concepts first and then build on the concepts into the more advanced subject matter. The student is guided through the steps involved in structuring the bill of material. The text includes several examples and practical applications along with several production hints for actual use in industry.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
The attendee can expect to cover the following learning objectives.
All types of Engineers at all levels of experience
Benefit for Attendee
All types of Engineers at all levels of experience will benefit from this course. The content demonstrates the importance of the bill of material as it is constructed and how it can affect the company organization. Additional information is presented to cover management strategies and how the bill can be used as the focal point.
The course begins with the basics of proper structuring and moves into the more advanced subject matter. Throughout the course, the attendee is always pushed to think in terms of the production results. This type of material and presentation helps the attendee think outside the immediate area and become more of a team member striving for a common goal of improved efficiency.
As manufacturing companies strive to remain competitive, continuous improvements in efficiency has become an on going goal. The manufacturing environment we live in has pushed companies onto a constant search for improved production methods and better management philosophy. As these companies define their mission, the objectives filter through the organization and place demands on the various departments associated with production. The requirements for better efficiency become the charter for each of the departments who have a hand in developing, building, and shipping products. Better co-ordination across multi department functions is essential. One strategy for meeting this demand is to revert back to the basics of your bill of material. This course offers an introduction to bill of material methods and also some more advanced methods for improving efficiency.
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This course covers the many aspects and uses of the bill of material in a production environment. Topics include creating a structured bill of material, adding routings, using the bill for scheduling, inventory, and finance. Special discussions include conducting design reviews and implementing standardization techniques using the bill as a focal point. This class presents a unique management strategy that relies on the development and formation of the bill of material. The author includes examples and strategies from his many years of experience in Engineering Management and presents his practical methods on utilization of this critical document.The course text is structured to introduce basic concepts first and then build on the concepts into the more advanced subject matter. The student is guided through the steps involved in structuring the bill of material. The text includes several examples and practical applications along with several production hints for actual use in industry.