Gartner Research

Q&A: Streamlined BOM Management From Design to Production for Discrete Manufacturers

Published: 31 March 2011

ID: G00211981

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern , Ray Barger Jr, Simon Jacobson


Gartner clients frequently ask questions about software applications and approaches to managing bills of material. This research summarizes the most likely Gartner responses to its manufacturing clients regarding three frequently asked questions.

Table Of Contents


  • Why is a comprehensive bills-of-material strategy important to manufacturers?
  • What are the most effective software applications to manage eBOMs and mBOMs, and maintain them as systems of record?
  • In what ways do manufacturers attempt to work across eBOMs and mBOMs more effectively?

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