Product Definition Beyond the BOM

Virtual product modeling improves product development

The Bill of Material (BOM) has long been the standard for product definition and manufacturing process but it is not sufficient for today's complex environment. BOMs are not equipped to handle the current pace of innovation, demand for personalization, and expanding product complexity.

The BOM was not designed to foster cross-discipline collaboration or to oversee the lifecycle from design through manufacturing. Typical BOMs are siloed by discipline and must be consolidated as the lifecycle progresses. Today's products rely on the dynamic interplay of mechanics, electronics, and software to deliver advanced capabilities that cannot be validated and optimized independently. Now is the time for the BOM model to evolve.

Our eBook examines the challenges manufacturers face when utilizing traditional BOM processes and explains how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides a better solution:  the holistic virtual product definition.  The eBook explains how BOMs limit agility, productivity, and innovation. You will learn how virtual product definition adds value throughout the engineering process and product lifecycle. 
You’ll also see the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in action in the Bosch Car Multimedia case study in the eBook. 

It’s time to break free from BOM and leverage digital virtual product modeling and simulation to:

  • Manage complexity
  • Increase agility
  • Improve customer responsiveness
  • Maintain quality
  • Dramatically improve engineering productivity

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