BOM - Product Tree Management
The data in Bills of Materials (BOM) must be clear and easy
to record. Any changes should be carried out without excessive
costs and be restorable at any time.
Integration into an overall program
The CANIAS ERP Bills of Materials are completely integrated
into the System and support:
- The procurement of materials at the optimum time (Material
Requirement Planning (MRP) module)
- The placing of production orders (Production Planning and
Control (PPC) Module)
- The issue of goods (Inventory Management Module)
Single level Product Tree Management
The central concept of the CANIAS ERP Product Tree Management Module
is the Single Level Product Tree Management. Complex production
structures can be displayed clearly and simply through multiple
shifting of the single level Product Tree Management.
The single Level Product Tree Management contains both header and
item data. The header data states which material the BOM is
relevant to, its status and the department responsible for
this particular BOM.
The item data describes the components, the amount used and
the utilization of this item in other modules.
Reference Product Tree Management
Reference BOMs are single level bills of materials which have
not yet been attached to a material master record. They can
be used as the basis for the creation of a Product Tree Management.
Alternative Product Tree Management
It is occasionally necessary to define different BOM's for
a material for different business contexts. The Alternative
Product Tree Management provides this service.
Multiple Product Tree Management
The multiple BOM concept aids the management of a variety
of similar BOMs (variant problem). Common components of similar
BOMs are recorded in a 'Reference BOM-M' while components
specific to individual BOMs are recorded in a separate 'Single
Level BOM-M'. In this way, the BOM of a given material consists
of a combination of data referring to common and individual
The advantage of this function is that changes of (data regarding)
common components need only be carried out in the Reference
Bom structure explosion
The Structure Explosion enables the display of BOM's at various
levels of explosion.
Bills of Materials are normally accessed according to production
or procurement deadlines. The History Management function
allows several types of BOM to be managed simultaneously,
and can be operated according to the needs of the customer.
If the History Management function is operating, every modification
will be restorable; however, if the History Management function
is off, old data will be deleted.
Product Tree Management analysis
With the Product Tree Management Analysis function, BOM's are evaluated
according to criteria set by the user and if it is necessary,
the results may be printed.
Where used list
For components which are common to several BOMs, the Where-Used
List will display all of the BOMs which are relevant to the
Product Tree Management substitute component
For a variety of reasons, collective modifications which affect
all BOM's in a system are to be avoided. The CANIAS ERP System
includes a Substitute Component Application with which one
BOM component can be replaced by another. This replacement
component can then be transferred to other BOM's as necessary.