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13 Dec 2016

Building Better Bills of Materials

December 13, 2016Blog

Creating accurate Bills of Materials (BOMs) for your safety-critical equipment or assets is one of the biggest steps you can take towards improving maintenance efficiency and effectiveness. Having better BOMs affects almost every aspect of maintenance, reduces spare parts inventory, makes maintenance planner’s lives easier, and reduces downtime while increasing wrench time.

Interested in building better Bills of Materials?

We are here to help. NRX AssetHub provides maintenance and reliability professionals at asset-intensive businesses with world class software solutions for analyzing, visualizing, building, editing, organizing, approving, and sustaining high-quality Asset and Maintenance Data for their EAM and CMMS systems. One of the ways our customers use NRX AssetHub is to save time and money by building Bills of Materials (BOMs) for maintaining their equipment.

Let’s take a closer look at how our customers have used and benefitted from using NRX AssetHub for build better Bills of Materials.

 

Lower the Cost of Building BOMs

NRX AssetHub allows our customers to create, edit, visualize, review, and approve BOMs efficiently. Our solution is highly visual and allows for easy identification and selection of the parts required. Using NRX AssetHub, maintenance personnel copy and paste equipment and their associated maintenance objects (including BOMs), enabling them to reuse BOMs for identical or similar equipment. NRX AssetHub uses intelligence to suggest appropriate BOMs for given equipment based on certain characteristics. Using validation rules, our customers can ensure their corporate standards and naming conventions for BOMs and materials are adhered to by both employees and contractors.

 

Quickly Identify the Correct Parts to Plan, Schedule, and Complete Work Orders

By using BOMs in NRX AssetHub, maintenance personnel save time by easily identifying which parts are required to complete a work order. Using visual parts selection makes it easy for planners and workers to select the correct part. Our customers use NRX AssetHub to add an exploded parts diagram to a piece of equipment, and then create a hot-point link between a part in the diagram and its associated part in the BOM. From a work order, a maintenance worker can easily access BOMs, parts catalogs, and other equipment-related documentation and drawings. They can quickly select the correct parts and information for the work order. Maintenance workers can have confidence in the information that the work order supplies.

 

Easily Monitor the Progress of a BOM Building Project

Many asset-intensive companies use contractors to build out their BOM data in spreadsheets, and then try to load that data into an EAM system, sometimes unsuccessfully. Using the NRX AssetHub cloud-hosted solution, contractors can build BOMs efficiently, and companies can oversee, review, and report on their work on a continuous basis. This reduces service fees and ensures high-quality, timely deliverables. Companies can also elect to have contractors hot point exploded parts diagrams for visual parts selection and associate relevant vendor documentation for the equipment when they build the BOM. Validation in NRX AssetHub ensures the data will load successfully to an EAM system.

 

Reduce the Costs Associated with Duplicate Parts

When building maintenance BOMs, NRX AssetHub customers use a powerful search across all of the attributes of a material to find possible matches among existing parts in the EAM system. NRX AssetHub lists all parts that match the search criteria from the existing list of parts. Users can select the appropriate match, avoiding the creation of duplicate parts. Customers no longer need to perform multiple searches in their EAM system to find parts and avoid creating duplicates.

 

Improve the Quality of Existing BOMs

Customers with existing BOMs use NRX AssetHub to locate similar equipment with different BOMs attached, and eliminate the duplication. When adding new equipment, they use NRX AssetHub to suggest existing BOMs, allowing them to reuse BOMs as applicable.

 

Additional Resources

1. eBook: 5 Reasons Why You Need Better Bills of Materials

Get the eBook and learn how accurate BOMs:

  • Affect almost every aspect of maintenance
  • Reduce spare parts inventory
  • Make a maintenance planner’s life easier
  • Reduce downtime and increase wrench time

CLICK HERE to download our free eBook.

 

2. Video: NRX AssetHub for Building Better BOMs

See how NRX AssetHub allows you to easily create Bills of Materials (BOMs) that are reusable across similar equipment to save your company time and money.

CLICK HERE to watch how NRX AssetHub helps create better BOMs.

 

For more advice on building better Bills of Materials, call us at 1-877-603-4679

If you would like to find out about this solution or the many other ways NRX AssetHub can help your business, check out the link: http://www.nrx.com/solutions/

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