Using a Modular BOM for Cost Calculation in Wiring Harness Im, Chang-Sung; Park, Hoon; Kang, Jung-Tae;
Since past till now, automotive wiring harness has been designed and produced under the method of part number list. However, the number of options has increased gradually on the basis of customer`s needs and car manufacturer`s policy, thereby bringing about an increase in the number of classified parts. Because of a large number of classified parts, cost estimates for manufacturing and production planning are more important than ever. However, the pre-existing manufacturing bill of material abbreviated as BOM is only focused on the list of materials used for actual manufacturing, and as such there have been limits to other fields or areas of usage except for manufacturing. In essence, the present paper is concerned with our study conducted on modular BOM as one of planning BOM. On such basis, we have been able to completely use a method by which to have access, make an option units` calculation in wiring harness manufacturing, and build an efficient system for cost estimates in manufacturing as well.