First and foremost, Bills of Materials (BOMs) help companies keep track of the spare materials needed to carry out maintenance requests across their operations. Without maintenance BOMs in your EAM system, your equipment won’t be efficiently linked to the spares required to maintain them. When building BOMs however, it is important to ensure that they are accurate and built properly so that their benefits are realized by the user.
What Exactly Do Maintenance BOMs Offer?
Improved Scheduling and Order Efficiency
Accurate BOMs allow you to identify the correct materials to schedule and complete work orders in an expediated fashion. Building maintenance BOMs can help maintenance personnel save time by being able to identify the requisite spare parts for maintenance requests.
Correctly Ordered Parts
Ordering the wrong spare parts is expensive and equally as frustrating. Besides the cost of ordering a part that is not required there can also be return expenses. In addition, the cost of rush orders to get correct parts fast are expensive and the delay it causes can lead to costly unplanned maintenance downtime.
The critical drawback of inaccurate BOMs is unexpected downtime. When work cannot be completed because the right parts were not ordered, this can lead expensive outages.
Accurate BOMs can increase wrench time, decease occurrence of mis-ordered parts, and significantly reduce maintenance planning time. That’s why a typical BOMs building project has a large ROI with payback in the short-run. However, to ensure your BoMs are effective they must be built with accurate materials data.
How We Can Help You
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