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BOM

This table is used within the Network Optimization and Simulation experiments only.

A BOM is a list of components and their quantities needed to produce the end product. The BOM table allows you to create and work with Bills of Materials (or simply BOMs). See usage examples.

Column Description

Name

Specify the name of the BOM. It must be a meaningful name since you might need to search for a certain BOM among the list of similar names in this column.

End Product

Specify the end product of the BOM.

Double-click the corresponding row cell to choose among the available (previously defined in the Products table) products.

Quantity

Defines the quantity of the End product the BOM is designed for.

By-Products

Materials or secondary type of products that are produced as a result of producing the End Product.

Note the difference for various type of scenarios:

  • NO - there can be demand for co-products. To produce such products, the additional reverse type of BOM should be created with the required co-product specified as the end product and vice versa.
  • SIM - the produced co-products are stored at the factory (inventory policy must be defined for this product type)

Components

Defines the components the End product consists of.

Parameters of the Components window:

  • Product - the component the end product requires.
  • Quantity - the quantity of the component the end product requires.

Usage examples

  • The usage of the table can be illustrated by the example of a factory that needs to be supplied with various items to create the end product. In this case the table will contain the name of the BOM, the end product, the components required to create the product and the specified quantity of the products that can be created per this BOM.
  • Another example is a production of similar products which coincide absolutely in everything but one or a few components making the products practically indistinguishable. In this case the BOM table is used to distinguish the products and their components to have a better understanding of the production process and components needed.
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