Maintenance BOMs contain information about what spare parts are used to maintain different types of assets within your facilities. In order for maintenance to be done effectively though, maintenance BOMs need to be accurate. Inaccurate BOMs make the process of finding spare parts difficult for workers. Here are several reasons as to why maintenance BOMs need to be accurate.
Excess Time Spent Finding Parts
If spare parts are incorrectly labeled or described within a BOM then it can take an unnecessary amount of time for workers to be able to find parts within it. Further, when BOMs are inaccurate and workers are able to realize their inaccuracy then they often resort to finding parts on their own without the use of BOMs. Not only does this ruin the whole purpose of BOMs and increase the amount of time it takes for workers to repair equipment, but it might lead to workers ordering the wrong parts.
Inaccurate BOMs can cause workers to either order incorrect parts or the incorrect quantity of parts. As a result, they will eventually have to reorder parts and not only waste money, but waste time waiting for parts to arrive while delaying maintenance. If by chance these incorrect parts do happen to be used during maintenance, it can lead to disruptions or equipment failure which leads to even more downtime and costs. With accurate BOMs, you are able to ensure the correct parts are ordered in the correct quantity 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 has the potential to exceed the budget that the company had planned for it. 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’s solutions can not only ensure that you are able to easily create accurate BOMs but can help to improve the quality of BOMs. We can do this by helping you to 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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