Windchill MPMLink Alternate BOMs
Windchill MPMLink has extended the Windchill view mechanisms to support multiple BOM definitions and compositions using the same manufacturing part number.
PDM & Process Solutions
|Product / Module||
PTC Windchill MPMLink
|Product Functional Area||
Manufacturing Parts and BOMs
|User Interface Location|
|Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices||
Manufacturing Process Management
Benefits and Description
There are many different business reasons why companies need to maintain multiple BOMs that use the same manufacturing part number. Windchill MPMLink has extended the Windchill view mechanisms to support this business need by introducing the ability to create Alternate BOMs. Adding these capabilities to Windchill MPMLink allows the manufacturing engineer to:
- Create different mBOMs for the same manufacturing part.
- Create different types of BOMs (for example, production BOMs, service BOMs) using the same manufacturing parts.
- Create and support the definition of alternates for the same plant and for the same BOM type, using various manufacturing constraints (for example, Lot Size).