Bill of Materials Maintenance Utility
allows BPCS users to create, copy, change or delete entire Bills of Material
(BOM) and Planning Bills of Material for many items at once and also to
maintain detail parameters, such as quantity per or scrap factors, for
one or many components (‘children’) of existing BOM’s at once.
What can you do with this program?
Change fields associated with child-parent
relationships, such as quantity per, bubble number or scrap factor.
Changes can be done for multiple child-parent
relationships or for records within a given effective date range.
Create multiple new bills by copying from
a master item.
Delete multiple bills.
Copy multiple standard bills of material from
one facility or method code combination to another.
Copy manufacturing notes when new bills of
material are created.
How does it work?
The user first selects a number of items
for which Bills of Material are to be created, changed or deleted. The
selection process allows items with common codes, such as item class, planner
or buyer, to be included in the update. In addition, a wild-card
selection option can be used to find items with common values in common
fields. Having selected the items to be maintained, a master
bill of materials is selected, which will be copied to all of the items
in the selection. In delete mode, the selected items will have their
entire single-level Bills of Material deleted.
An audit trail of all actions is generated
automatically. The audit report can also be requested without an
update, simulating the given update. Users can elect to copy all
or part of the existing BOM file prior to any updates taking place.
The Bill of Materials Maintenance Utility
performs similar file updates to those found in the standard BPCS maintenance
routines. Complex logic is included to ensure that intricate updates
of fields, such as component sequence numbers, lowest level codes, and
MRP activity flags, are updated in just the same manner as in BPCS. Any
possible errors or invalid conditions are highlighted to the user, either
on screen or in a separate error audit report.