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As with all industry specialisations, terminology is very specific. Whilst most terms are universal in their meaning, many can have a different meaning to different people, especially amongst Management Consultants and Accountants. Within these documents Caliach reserves the right to put its own definition on terms. For the avoidance of any doubt, you should test and explore the operation of the Caliach Vision ERP itself, using our demonstration software, to establish whether your definition of a term matches ours.

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Caliach Vision Features: Bills of Material

Bills of material (BoMs) are the physical definition of how your products fit together. For an assembly or product, the BoM is a list of parts with the quantities that are used to create the assembly, much like the list of ingredients in a recipe. The accurate definition of BoMs enables the system to understand the relationships between the customer demand for production output and the supply of materials and consequent work orders. The system can accurately balance the supply side of your business with the demand side and, in doing so, minimise stock holding and maximise productivity. The inclusion of tools and tooling provides control over usage for calibration and the costing of wear and the management of tool issue to production.

  • Multi-level with tree list representation. There are no restrictions on bill size or depth.
  • Drag-and-drop from parts scratchpad for extremely rapid engineering administration.
  • Parent-component link with component quantity, reference and both standard and individual structure comment texts that can be used to annotate picking lists.
  • Phantom (blown-through) and outwork (processed by subcontractor) assemblies.
  • Comprehensive structure integrity validation.
  • Maintenance of assembly BoMs can be locked to a specific user for added control.
  • Engineering issue update can be mandatory for BoM changes, with engineering note addition.
  • Comprehensive changes log can be maintained automatically for a rigorous audit trail.
  • Copy and delete complete assembly structures and mass-change component functions included.
  • Structure changes can be prevented for parents that are subject to active orders.
  • Multi-level serial numbering following BoM structure can be maintained using tree lists and drag and drop.
  • Assembly multi-level, component single and multi-level where-used reviews readily available.
  • Printed reports include costed, lowest-level component breakdown and trial kitting.