Bill of Materials

The Bill of Materials (BOM) is like a recipe.  It tells All Orders which components and its quantities are required to make 1 unit (the primary UOM) of a finished good.  When a work order is created, All Orders knows how much of each component is required for the work order.    Before creating your BOMs, review the design considerations.

In order to be valid, the BOM must have at least one step. For each step, you can add components of any type, with the exception of Kit.

You can import your BOMs using our Excel import templates or you can enter them one-by-one as follows:

  1. Is Phantom BOM. Indicate if this BOM is a ‘phantom’. This is used when this BOM is a component of another BOM and you are using the Flatten BOM function on the Work Order.   

  2. Instructions button. This is used to add any special instructions about the BOM.  You can instruct All Orders to copy the instructions into the Item comments on the work order in Work Order Preferences.

  3. Step. Select a step from the list. The values here are drawn from the Steps profile list. The default location will show.

  4. Select a time and time UOM. These fields can be used on the work order to compare budget and actual time on a work order.

  5. Component - Name / Number. The name or number of the component used to produce this finished good.  Components must belong to a group in which the 'Is Used' box is checked.  

  6. Description (Optional). By default, this is the Purchase Description of the Item, though it can be modified for the current BOM only. This is useful for instructions regarding that specific component.     You can ensure that the purchase description is always the same as the component description by checking 'BOM component must be the same as its item's description' in Inventory Preferences.

  7. Qty. The quantity of the Component necessary to produce 1 unit of the Finished Good. This Quantity is expressed with the Used As UOM indicated for the Item. If the Used As UOM is not specified, the Primary UOM will be used.   

  8. Costed. This will tell NumberCruncher whether to include the cost of the component in inventory for balance sheet purposes. For example, the overhead might be included in the BOM, but may not be included in the cost of inventory on the balance sheet. To exclude it, uncheck the costing box. This only applies to items that are not parts.

  9. One time: Although not on the above image, this is a power new feature of All Orders.   Generally when on a work order, All Orders will multiply the number of finished goods you are producing by the Qty to determine the total quantity required for that component.  Often however you want to include components that do not vary with the finished good quantity,  like machine set up.     When you check one time, the component quantity will NOT vary in proportion with the finished goods quantity but rather stay fixed.