Creating a Bill of Material
A bill of material contains information on the parent item, components, attachments, and descriptive elements. Each standard component on a bill can have multiple reference designators and substitute components.
You can create either an engineering or manufacturing bill, copy an existing bill, or reference a common bill. When you create a bill, it exists only in the current organization. To use a bill in another organization, you must either copy it or reference it as a common.
The procedure below describes how to create a bill. See: Copying Bill and Routing Information. See: Referencing Common Bills and Routings.
Define the parent item and all components as inventory items and set the BOM Allowed attribute to Yes and BOM Item Type to model, option class, planning or standard. See: Defining Items
To create a bill of material:
Note: If your current responsibility does not include the Privilege to Maintain security function, you can only view bill information. If so, enter selection criteria in the Find Bills window and choose the Find button. The Bills Summary folder window appears.
Note: Bills and routings can share alternate labels. If you create an alternate bill with the same label as an alternate routing, components are assigned to operations on the alternate routing. If there is no routing with the same alternate label, components are assigned to operations on the primary routing.
4. If you are updating or viewing a bill, use the Display poplist to display all, current, or future and current components effective as of the revision date you specify. Check the Implemented Only field to further restrict the components to display. See: ECO Statuses .
The Bills of Material window contains the following alternative regions: Main, Effectivity, Component Details, Material Control, Order Entry, Shipping, and Comments.
This can include negative or decimal values, subject to the following rules:
- Pick-to-order bills cannot have fractional component quantities if Oracle Order Entry is installed.
- Pick-to-order option class components cannot have negative values.
- Components with Check ATP turned on cannot have negative or zero quantities.
- If the component has Quantity Related turned on, then the component quantity cannot be fractional or negative.
- If an implemented component has Quantity Related turned on, then the component quantity must be equal to the number of reference designators. See: By-Product Recovery .
Attention: The planning process in Oracle Master Scheduling/MRP ignores negative requirements on standard discrete jobs and components with a negative usage on a bill of material when netting supply and demand.
Note: If you enter a negative quantity for a component, you should enter either Assembly pull or Operation pull for the supply type to ensure that you transact the material when you build the bill.
The Revision field displays the current revision of the component as of the revision date of the parent item.
7. Open the Effectivity alternative region and enter the effective date range for each component. See: Effective Date Fields.
The Implemented check box indicates whether the component is implemented.
Checked: Component is on a pending Engineering Change Order (ECO)
Unchecked: Component is on implemented ECO or was added directly to the bill
8. Open the Component Details alternative region and enter the planning percent. See: Planning Percent.
Enter the yield. See: Yield.
9. Optionally, open the Material Control alternative region and enter the supply type. See: Supply Types .
If you have set the BOM: Default WIP Supply Values for Components profile option to Yes, these values default from the item master. If any of these values are left blank, Work in Process will read the values contained in the item master. See: Bills of Material Profile Options
10. For model, option class, and kit bills, open the Order Entry alternative region and enter the minimum and maximum sales order quantities. See: Minimum and Maximum Quantities.
Indicate whether to check ATP. See: Check ATP.
Enter the basis. See: Basis.
11. Open the Shipping alternative region, and choose whether the component should be listed on shipping documents, required to ship, or required for revenue. See: Shipping Details.
12. Choose buttons to perform related tasks:
Substitutes: assign substitute components
Designators: create reference designators
Elements: assign descriptive elements
Bill Details: reference common bills
Revision: define item revisions
Copying Bill and Routing Information
Referencing Common Bills and Routings
Assigning Descriptive Elements
Creating Reference Designators
Assigning Substitute Components
Defining Item Revisions
Checking for Bill Loops
Deleting Components and Operations
Defining a Product Family
Bill / Component Validation Rules
Bill of Material Listing Report
Customizing the Presentation of Data in a Folder
Bills of Material Profile Options