Many asset-intensive companies struggle with maintaining BOMs for their critical equipment. Without BOMs, companies are faced with wasted time, misordered parts, and unfulfilled maintenance requests for critical assets.

In an EAM system, a materials BOM captures spare part information for a piece of equipment. This information is used during maintenance to determine the correct spare parts to replace.


To begin, BOMs capture accurate parts information. They provide a record of recommended spare parts for maintenance and repair professionals. BOMs ensures critical spare parts are identified and can be stocked ASAP. This ensures that accurate materials data translates to increased maintenance efficiency and improved maintenance KPIs.

Next, BOMs generate complete and effective work orders. BOMs connect parts to equipment in an EAM System, making the parts information available for work orders and notifications. Thereby, maintenance personnel can easily select the correct parts for a work order to ensure its completion.

Third, BOMs fundamentally change operational efficiency by reducing downtime between maintenance requests and increasing overall wrench time. Overall, wrench time increases by 25% because data maintenance workers’ need to fulfill upkeep orders is much more efficient. Maintenance Personnel waste less time searching for information to identify the correct parts because they can reference an already existing accurate BOM. 


Lastly, BOMs minimize creating duplicate parts in the EAM/CMMS system. BOMs prevent maintenance personnel from resorting to adding new parts in the EAM/CMMS system when they aren’t sure whether an existing part is the one they need for a work order. In addition, all identical equipment can have the same BOM, speeding the building of BOMs and making easier to ensure supply chain efficiency.


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