Product Innovation Congress Boston

  • November 17, 2015 to November 18, 2015
  • The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912, Telephone: 1 617 426 2000
  • Capgemini Think Tank Session details - Managing the Enterprise Bill of Material – A Case Study From Concept to Retirement; ROOM: CHARLES RIVER, 18th November at 08.00AM | event map

PI Boston brings together the manufacturing industry to explore the process, people and technological challenges faced when building a profitable data-led business strategy. Meet our PLM experts to know more about PLM and related discussions during the event.

Think Tank - Managing the Enterprise Bill of Material – A Case Study From Concept to Retirement


Time: 8:00am

What’s my product? Seems like a very simple question that every organization should be able to answer - simply. But when you try to answer that question in detail (including intricacies such as model variants, serialized instances, and as-maintained configurations), the answer suddenly becomes very complex. And as products themselves become more complex, it is becoming harder and harder for organizations to effectively manage their definition. 

Traditionally, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is the construct used to detail what constitutes a product. As the product is defined, produced and serviced, the BOM needs to transform to meet the needs of those phases of the product’s lifecycle.  Our session will focus on this concept and discuss ways organizations have addressed this challenge.

Capgemini will walk you through:

  • Lifecycle of a Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Best practices in managing the Enterprise Bill of Materials
  • Real world challenges and solutions.

Speaker Details:

Jeff Patrick is the Managing Principal for Capgemini’s Supply Chain PLM practice for North America and has worked in the PLM and Product Development space for over 15 years. Over this time, Jeff has implemented, planned, and defined the value of PLM programs across a number of industries and Fortune 500 companies. Jeff has experience leading and participating in over 20 PLM related engagements including 7 end-to-end global PLM system implementations.

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