Scott Heide of Engineering Intent Discusses 150% BOM Approach on Quality Digest Live

Scott Heide of Engineering Intent Discusses 150% BOM Approach on Quality Digest Live

Scott Heide, CEO and Founder of Engineering Intent, the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering automation tools, was recently interviewed by Dirk Dusharme, host of Quality Digest Live Video. Heide discussed some of the biggest problems with the 150% BOM (bills of materials) approach. View the video here

According to Scott Heide, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, “Manufacturers are drowning in bills of materials (BOMs). Moving past standard products into the world of custom or customized products, increasingly complex bills of materials are a clue that something is suboptimal in adoption of customization procedures. Over the last several decades, the ability to customize has become increasingly attractive to a growing number of companies. This occurs most often when the company makes complex and technologically superior products that please customers.”

Read Heide’s article in Quality Digest magazine titled, “150-percent Bills of Material Are Hurting Your Business,” here

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About Engineering Intent and its ETO Automation Solution, kBridge:

Engineering Intent is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering automation tools that help engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers with complex product configuration solutions.  The company’s motto is “Automate the To Order in Engineer To Order.” Founded by Scott Heide, the company’s flagship solution is Knowledge Bridge (kBridge) cloud-based software as a service. kBridge uniquely captures engineering, configuration, geometry, user interface, and business rules. It is designed to enable visual configuration, handle EPQ (engineer-price-quote) needs, and deliver engineering automation. Organizations using kBridge consistently experience increased win rates, increased product and sales scalability, faster time to quote, improved quality, and lower costs compared to companies which rely on manual methods. Heide shared, “The technology is proving to be increasingly attractive to a broad range of ETO manufacturers from massive multinationals to small and mid-size enterprises.”

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