Engineering and Production Management

Engineering Data and BOM

Integrated course, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

• BOM and data structures in product development and production
• Layout and application of BOM in different areas of a manufacturing company
• BOM structure and BOM types in the product development process
• Interaction and transfer of different BOM types within the product development process
• BOM as a parts schedule of application and their use in material requirements planning
•BOM as a tool for variant management of technical products
• Challenges in representing multiple variant products in development process and manufacturing

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students can:

• Assign different BOM types to the relevant sections of the product development process
• Organize the structure of BOMs depending on the respective purpose and independently create a needs-based BOM structure
• Link BOM data and design data using EDM solutions
• Identify interface issues between different software tools in the product development and production process and derive solution strategies
• Analyze and evaluate the possibilities of optimized BOM structures as part of Supply Chain Management

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; H. Vogel: Konstruieren mit SolidWorks; S. Vajna: SolidWorks - kurz und bündig; P. Tran: SOLIDWORKS Basic Tools; P. Tran: SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills; P. Tran: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Preparation Materials; M. Lombard: SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling Bible; V. Gaurav: SolidWorks 2019 Black Book; DIN e.V.: Technische Dokumentation: Normen für technische Produktdokumentation und Dokumentenmanagement (DIN-VDE-Taschenbuch); G. Hoenow: Entwerfen und Gestalten im Maschinenbau: Bauteile - Baugruppen - Maschinen; G. Hoenow: Konstruktionspraxis im Maschinenbau: Vom Einzelteil zum Maschinendesign; F. Rieg: Handbuch Konstruktion; M. Eigner. D. Roubanov, R. Zafirow: Modellbasierte virtuelle Produktentwicklung; VDI-Verlag: VDI-Richtlinie 2215 - Datenverarbeitung in der Konstruktion;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Engineering drawing, basic CAD knowledge, basic knowledge of spreadsheet and database software

Assessment methods and criteria

Written or oral exams