BOMs in Business Central
Posted on: February 27, 2023 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central
A Bill of Materials (BOM) is a critical document that specifies the components, sub-assemblies, and raw materials required to produce a finished product. There are two types of BOMs that are commonly used in manufacturing: Production BOMs and Assembly BOMs. In this blog post, we will describe what these BOMs are and how they differ from each other in Business Central.
In Business Central, a production BOM is created for each finished product that is manufactured. The BOM specifies the quantity and unit of measure for each item required to produce a single unit of the finished product. The BOM can also include information about the routing, which specifies the sequence of operations required to manufacture the finished product.
Assembly BOMs in Business Central are created for each kit or package that is assembled. The BOM specifies the quantity and unit of measure for each item required to assemble a single kit or package. Similar to the production BOM, assembly BOMs can also include information about the routing, which specifies the sequence of operations required to assemble the kit or package.
Differences between Production BOMs and Assembly BOMs
The main difference between production BOMs and Assembly BOMs is that a production BOM is used to manufacture a finished product, whereas an assembly BOM is used to assemble a kit or package. Another difference is that a production BOM specifies the quantity of raw materials required for a single unit of the finished product, while an assembly BOM specifies the quantity of each item required for a single package.
In Business Central, there are some other differences between production BOMs and assembly BOMs. For example, production BOMs can include information about the routing, which specifies the sequence of operations required to manufacture the finished product. assembly BOMs can also include information about the routing, but it is typically less detailed than the routing information in a production BOM.
Business Central provides functionality to manage both types of BOMs, allowing manufacturers to efficiently plan their production and assembly processes and manage their inventory levels. Companies interested in the more simplistic assembly BOM can have access to it through the Business Central Essential license, which is currently $70 a user a month. In order to use production BOMs, you must have Business Central’s premium license, which is currently $100 a user a month.
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