Creating and Defining New BOMs

A bill of materials (BOM) is an item that consists of other items in the item list. A BOM can be a list of components or a production list. A BOM cannot be defined until the items that it consists of are set up on item cards. There are two steps in creating a new BOM:

To Create and Define New BOMs:

  1. Open the Item Card window

  2. Create a new item by filling in the mandatory fields on the item card. For Help about a specific field, click the field and press F1.

  3. Click Item, Assembly List, Bill of Materials.

  4. To enter the components of the BOM, click the AssistButton in the Type field, and then select Item.

  5. In the No. field, click the AssistButton .

  6. In the Item List window, select an item number, and then click OK.

    Note that a check mark is placed in the Bill of Materials field when the component itself is a BOM.

  7. In the Quantity per field, enter a number for how many units of the item go into the BOM.

  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for each of the items in the BOM. Now the BOM is defined.

Related Topics

Exploding BOMs

Producing BOMs

Viewing BOM Ledger Entries