Quality manufacturing and PCB assembly depend on an accurate bill of materials (BOM). While design and product iterations evolve, your team must ensure that every change and impact assessment includes updates to your manufacturing BOM. Selecting parts from a pool of “suitable” devices isn’t the only reason to maintain your BOM, as inaccuracies could lead to devastating downstream effects.
A BOM is more than just a list of approved components and materials. It’s a complete hierarchy and a centralized source for your product’s design and build. A mismanaged or erroneous BOM can end up costing you time and money, not to mention the reliability issues it may bring.
Outsourcing your manufacturing may be a cost and time-saving measure, but you can also address quality and reliability issues if you choose the right partner. When it comes to BOM best practices, your manufacturing partner should have the necessary processes in place and be able to adapt to changes when required. The best contract manufacturers will have a team available to help you during every step of your design and build process.
When evaluating a contract manufacturer for your product, consider how well integrated their BOM management is with their assembly lines. Your manufacturing partner should support all these processes, from sourcing the necessary components to verifying parts for the required functionality.
These best practices require a dedicated team that understands your product’s entire design and how to optimize the manufacturing process before finalizing your BOM.
Sonic Manufacturing works with product teams from concept to final production. Our group of experts can assist with every step in your product development lifecycle. By remaining agile and adapting to change efficiently, we can ensure you maintain an accurate BOM and only source quality components for your PCB assembly.
We use state-of-the-art surface mount assembly lines for both production and prototyping, helping your team optimize their designs for manufacturability. Our passive stores, international supply chains, and “can do” attitude help your product team bring their latest inventions to market quickly and efficiently.
Sonic Manufacturing provides complete support for every stage of your product development lifecycle, including best BOM practices. To see how we can assist your team, get in touch with Sonic Manufacturing today.