Tools for EMS manufacturing quote pricing analysis - Optimize total landed cost savings for your contract electronics outsourcing programs

Details here

Tools for EMS manufacturing quote pricing analysis - Optimize total landed cost savings for your contract electronics outsourcing programs

Details here
 
25 Years solving global, regional and local priorities.

Menu


OEM BOMs and eight (8) improvement opportunities in contract electronics

By VentureOutsource.com Staff

contract_electronics_BOMElectronic OEM customer BOMs that supposedly exhibit best-in-class standards for manufacturability, repeatability and material control always fall short. Contract manufacturers (CM) know the OEM’s BOM data management failure does not mean the CM is willing to assume these shortcomings.

CMs frequently take the OEM’s data and create new part numbers in the CM’s product documentation management system, applying the contract manufacturer’s internal data management rules, and in process creating divergent part numbers and data.

Eight (8)common OEM BOM challenges CMs deal with regularly

1. OEM BOMs should be provided to the contract manufacturer in electronic formats that can be easily uploaded loadable such as in Excel. Manual entry takes time and is also a source for data entry errors.

2. Customer part numbers that are excessively long can be a headache. Just because you have 28 digits available in your ERP systems item master field doesn’t mean everyone has that amount of space in their system. Always best to limit part number lengths between to 10 to 14 digits.

RELATED
Top 5 ERP challenges in EMS manufacturing industry
ERP manufacturing best practices articles

3. Indented BOMs help everyone from buyers and schedulers to program managers and executives. A BOM should be indented by level, with top-level assembly as the parent, and then explodes, by components, down to the next level called the children. This then repeats again and again until all components are at their base component levels and all higher-level parents/assemblies are defined by their children/components. This is BOM genealogy 101.

4. Smart part numbers and their data input fields are commonly used with predefined prefixes that related a OEM customer or OEM product family, whereas suffixes typically define a product’s iteration, model or revision level and base part number sections (in between the prefix and suffix) describe product characteristics such as resistor value. Smart part numbers are not required but they can make part numbers friendlier for systems and functional group users.

Find electronic NPI services
Go

In your search results you can further target other Industries and/or Services plus, you can add more geographies to your search.


ACCESS ARTICLE: Full content is available to logged in electronics OEM site users only. Registration is free. If you are an electronics OEM professional working in an electronics OEM company please Register or Log In.


Get a list of EMS manufacturers matching your program needs (Its free)

Venture Outsource has the largest, global database of contract electronics capabilities. Get a free list of contract EMS manufacturing companies matching your program needs.

“Was able to very quickly find details on the important elements of setting up EMS and ODM partnerships, talked with an advisor for personalized info on quality providers matching our requirements while getting up to speed quickly about the industry and connect with key staff from like-minded companies and potential partners. Great resource.”

— Jeff Treuhaft, Sr. Vice President, Fusion-IO

Advisors have access to detailed information on listings in our global database and can help you compare provider service capabilities to better match your program needs. Speak with a Provider Advisor. This free service is for electronic professionals working in OEM brand companies.

Talk to an Advisor




Private message OEM peers. Access all content.

For electronic OEM professionals working in OEM companies. Connect with OEM peers and access exclusive content.

https://ventureoutsource.com/contract-manufacturing/oem-bom-eight-points-contention-contract-electronics/

Provider spotlight

About Venture Outsource, LLC

Venture Outsource, LLC site content and our consulting services help electronic manufacturers plan and execute global, regional and local priorities. Our chief assets are knowledge and interactions. The business is divided into two divisions: an operating division which includes education and training, and consulting and research.



Copyright Venture Outsource, LLC. All Rights Reserved
The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial or professional advice. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our User Terms Agreement and by copyright law. By using our Website you agree to site Terms and Privacy policies. For questions email insight@ventureoutsource.com or visit www.ventureoutsource.com