BOM Update Tool

From the BOM Update Tool, you can replace a sub-assembly BOM and update costs of all BOMs.

Using this utility, you can replace an existing BOM of a sub-assembly item which is linked to a parent BOM. The system will update the new BOM in all the parent BOMs where it was used. You need to create a new BOM first.

To use the BOM Update Tool, go to:

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1. How to use the BOM Update Tool

Let's consider a scenario to understand this better.

Suppose a company manufactures computers, Bill of Materials for the computer will look like this:

  1. Monitor
  2. Key Board
  3. Mouse
  4. CPU

Out of all the items above, CPU is assembled separately. Hence separate BOM will be created for the CPU. Following are the items from the BOM of CPU.

  1. 250 GB Hard Disk
  2. MotherBoard
  3. Processor
  4. SMTP
  5. DVD player

If more items need to be added, or existing items to be edited in the CPU BOM, then create new BOM for it.

  1. 350 GB Hard Disk
  2. MotherBoard
  3. Processor
  4. SMTP
  5. DVD player

To update the new BOM in all the parent BOMs, where CPU is selected as sub-assembly, you can use the Replace button.

BOM Update Tool

In this tool, you should select Current BOM and New BOM. On clicking Replace button, current BOM of CPU will be replaced with New BOM in the BOM of finished Item (Computer).

Will BOM Replace Tool work for replacing the finished item in BOM?

No. You should Cancel and Amend current BOM, or create a new BOM for the finished item.

Update BOM Cost

Using the button Update latest price in all BOMs, you can update the cost of all Bill of Materials, based on the latest purchase price/price list rate/valuation rate of raw materials. This is useful if your updated BOM has materials with different Rates.

On clicking this button, the system will create a background process to update all the BOM's cost. It is processed via background jobs because this process can take a few minutes (depending on the number of BOMs) to update all the BOMs.

This functionality can also be executed automatically daily. For that, you need to enable "Update BOM Cost Automatically" from Manufacturing Settings.

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