BOM: The Path to Managing Parts

September 24, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

In the magazine this month, we start with some higher-level discussion about BOMs in the 21st century manufacturing world. We look at questions like “Who owns the BOM?” and “What makes up a BOM?” The reality is that BOMs are often oversimplified down to the component parts list when, in fact, a full-fledged BOM includes information on how to put the pieces together in a finished product as well.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

September 24, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Every fall, the action in the world of PCB design and manufacturing begins to pick up again. No more out-of-office email replies; summer vacation is over, and it’s time to get back at it. This week’s Top Five is a veritable pastiche of columns, articles, and news from the electronics industry.



Zulki’s PCB Nuggets: WBAN Steps Into PCB Microelectronics Assembly

September 15, 2021 | Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.

A new miniature wireless network is stepping out of academic journals, into micro-miniature medical device applications, and subsequently onto the PCB microelectronics assembly...

Maggie Benson's Journey: Making Progress on Uptime

September 15, 2021 | Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

As the story continues, Maggie meets with Professor Patty Coleman, and finds something new to chat about. Back at Benson Electronics, the team is meeting about uptime on the line. What's new...

Knocking Down the Bone Pile: X-ray Imaging and BGA Rework

September 8, 2021 | Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.

X-ray imaging prior to the removal of a BGA for rework will help the rework technician point out potential issues which may be challenges to successfully removing and replacing the BGA....

BOMs and the Supply Chain Featuring:

  • The Bill Comes Due: BOMs and the Digital Twin Interview with Michael Ford
  • A Multi-Tenant PLM Software Solution Interview with George Lewis
  • Whizz is Da BOM Interview with Muhammad Irfan
  • BOM Connector: A Ready-built Solution Interview with Kevin Decker-Weiss and Mark Laing
  • BOMs and the Supply Chain From an Assembler’s Point of View Interview with Duane Benson
  • Luminovo Cuts BOM Waste, Improves OEM/EMS Communication Interview with Sebastian Schaal
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