Bills of materials designed to facilitate construction and assembly are critical but only briefly. Once your asset is built and in operation, long-term maintenance of the asset will be the primary focus to ensure continued production and reliability.

With this in mind, there are several key takeaways any user should consider they’re missing by not migrating their assembly BOMs to maintenance BOMs.


Wasted time navigating lists

Immediately, one of the most significant complications that arise from not constructing a maintenance BOM is choosing the correct spare parts when planning maintenance work. Sourcing from a construction BOM features a set of handicaps such as parts that were necessary for construction but useless for long-term upkeep. Lists including hundreds of construction and maintenance parts will be challenging to navigate for simple referencing.

All of this time, weeding through unnecessary data only undermines planning efficiency. In addition, this lack of simplicity can also create opportunities to purchase unnecessary parts.

Lack of tools

Older construction BOMs and older CMMS systems also lack the appropriate tools to help visualize and interpret data. Exploded parts diagrams and images to easily navigate lists are overlooked but important tools to view information. Migrating this data from a construction BOM to a maintenance BOM is your most efficient means of securing the data you need without creating a new BOM from scratch.


How We Can Help

We can help you build good quality BOMs or help improve the quality of your existing BOMs to reap the benefits that come with them. Our solutions can help you eliminate duplicates, speed up the BOM building process using intelligent suggestions, create powerful reports to monitor the BOM data building process, and more. To learn more about how our solutions can help your company, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.

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