Maintenance BOMs contain information about what spare parts are used to maintain different types of assets within your facilities.
Inaccurate BOMs complicate the process for workers searching for key materials info. However, maintenance BOMs can only manage this information effectively with accurate data to match. With this in mind, a system with inaccurate BOMs shows the following symptoms to users.
Wasted Time Searching for Spare Parts
If spare parts have incorrect labels or descriptions within a BOM, it can take an unnecessary amount of time for workers to find parts within it. Further, when BOMs are inaccurate, users often resort to finding parts on their own without using BOMs. Not only does this ruin the efficiency advantage of BOMs, but it might lead to workers ordering the wrong parts.
Next, inaccurate BOMs can lead to workers ordering incorrect parts and quantities. As a result, they will eventually waste revenue ordering new parts and further delay maintenance requests. With accurate BOMs, you can ensure the correct parts are stocked with proper quantities to reduce downtime and increase the efficiency of your maintenance operations.
One component of a maintenance BOM includes the cost of materials required to maintain any particular asset. If the cost to purchase a spare part is wrong and underestimated according to the BOM, then a purchase order can exceed the budget planned. This can especially be an issue if spare parts are ordered in bulk with the presumption that the cost listed on the BOM is accurate.
How We Can Help
HubHead can help you easily create accurate BOMs and help you improve the quality of existing BOMs. We can do this by helping you create, edit, visualize, review and approve maintenance BOMs effectively. To learn more about how we can help you build better BOMs, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.
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