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Single Level Bill of Material

Bills of Material creates the new configuration item and then assigns a single level bill of material with the following components:

The model and option classes appear on configuration bills as phantom components only to consume forecast and to consume master schedules. Material Requirements Planning and Work In Process do not use them since all mandatory components from the model and option classes are also included directly on the single level bill. If you do not forecast or master schedule options and option classes, they perform no function on configuration bills, but they are still included automatically.

For example, the single level bill for the Laptop Computer configuration that was ordered in the example would include the Computer Case and Keyboard because they are mandatory components for the model, the 486 processor, the VGA1 monitor, and DOS since they are options that were explicitly chosen. It would also include VGA Manual and Monitor Manual since they are mandatory components of the VGA option class and the Monitor option class respectively. And, it would include the Laptop Computer model itself plus the CPU, Monitor, VGA, and Operating System option classes.

Operation Item Sequence Optional Mutually Exclusive Component Item
1 10 No No Laptop Computer
10 10 No No Computer Case
20 20 No No Keyboard
30 30 No No CPU
25 320 No No 486 Processor
40 40 No No Monitor
40 410 No No VGA
40 420 No No VGA-1
40 430 No No VGA Manual
40 440 No No Monitor Manual
50 50 No No Operating System
50 510 No No DOS

Bills of Material assigns each component to the operation sequence and the item sequence from its original bill. For example, the 486 processor is item sequence 20 in the CPU option class bill and it references operation 25 in that bill.

See Also

Overview of Bills of Material

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