Main Details Tab

The main details screen shows details and information relating to a BOM item:

The screen is broken down into the following sections and the fields within them are described below.

Bill of Material Details

BOM Reference: This is the stock code, used to identify the BOM throughout the system.

When creating a New Bill of Material record, you will only be able to select from, or type in, a Stock Code that is defined as a Finished Goods, Sub-Assembly or Phantom item, and where that item does not already have a BOM defined for it.

If you choose to drop down the Bom Reference selection box, it will only contain stock records that meet the above criteria. However, if you type in a stock code that already exists as a BOM or is not defined as a Finished Goods or Sub-Assembly item, a red cross will appear next to the Bom Reference field. If you hover the mouse over this cross, a message showing the issue, will be displayed.

Note: The BOM Description is inherited from the Stock Record and cannot be amended separately.

This area allows the setting of information relevant to the BOM record, and the costing process.

Revision: The current revision of the bill of material. This can contain letters or numbers.
Revision numbers are automatically included on a works order when it is created.

Note: Full revision control is not available in Cim50. You can define a current revision number against a BOM, which is carried over to a Works Order when it is created. You can also see revision history via the Audit log function, and costing history. There is no ability to reactivate previous revisions or switch between revisions.

Quality Standard: Use this field to identify what quality standard you manufacture the item to. For example, an ISO or BS number.

Markup: The markup percentage you want to apply against the cost when calculating suggested selling prices.

 Scrap Percent: The expected scrap percentage for this bill of material. This figure will be applied to all components added to the BOM and will ultimately impact the cost for this item, as calculated by the system (further information detailed in the costing section below).

Costing Quantity: The default costing quantity for this item.

Note: This is used for costing purposes only. You should configure the bill of material based on a build quantity of 1.

Note: Variations on the costing quantity can have a significant impact on the calculated unit cost. As such, we recommend this quantity is set to your usual manufacture quantity, to get a representative, real world cost.

Material Overhead:  Defines the overhead percentage rate to be applied when calculating material costs. Defaults from the value entered in the BOM Settings but can be changed individually on each BOM.

Labour Overhead: Defines the overhead percentage rate to be applied when calculating labour costs. Defaults from the value entered in the BOM Settings but can be changed individually on each BOM.

Machine Overhead: Defines the overhead percentage rate to be applied when calculating machine costs. Defaults from the value entered in the BOM Settings but can be changed individually on each BOM.

Dates

This section shows important dates relevant to this BOM.

Date Created: The date the BOM was created.

Valid From: If the BOM is only valid between certain dates, you can determine the date it is valid, from using this field.

Valid To: If the BOM is only valid between certain dates, you can determine the date it is valid to, using this field.

Note: These values are for reference and reporting purposes only and are not taken into account when raising works orders, or recommendations within the planning module.

Instructions

Manufacturing Instructions: Use this field to record manufacturing instructions relevant to the overall build. You will have the opportunity to enter specific instructions relevant to individual components or processes, within those sections if desired.

Instructions across the BOM, Quotes and Works Order modules can all be formatted as rich text. Allowing you to highlight particularly important areas of text, by changing the font size, colour, type, and boldness.

When processing an operation in the Shop Floor Data Capture system, the instructions are displayed in the same rich text as they are entered. Works Order documentation can also be formatted to display the same rich text.

Product Image: A product image will be shown if a product image has been added to the stock record.

Usage

This area allows you to limit the usage of a BOM, or to define how it is used in the system.

In Progress: This field indicates whether the bill of material has been fully configured and is ready for use or not. If the bill of material is incomplete, mark it as ‘In Progress’, and it will be unavailable for use in the Works Order module, including raising of Works Orders from the Planning module.

Locked: This field indicates whether the bill of material is locked for editing or not. A locked bill of material can only be edited by someone who has permission to edit a locked bill of material.

Kit Bill of Material: This field indicates whether the bill of material is defined as a “Kit” or not. A kit bill of material is a collection of purchased components that are pulled together into a “Kit”, rather than an item that is manufactured.

The main impact this setting has is how a bill of material would be processed through the system. A standard bill of material would be processed through the system either via a BOM Build, or via a Works Order, resulting in the bill of material item being booked into stock. A kit bill of material cannot be processed through a BOM Build or Works Order, instead, when you go to despatch a sales order containing a kit, the system will carry out a BOM Build at the point of despatch, booking the component items to the kit and dispatching the kit item automatically.