Supply Chain

Looking for Supply Chain information? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Even if you’re a people person, managing calls between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers while you’re in production can make you wish you had better BOM inventory management.

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  • Don’t Settle for Better Late Than Never: Packing and Shipping Your PCBs

    Don’t Settle for Better Late Than Never: Packing and Shipping Your PCBs

    Producing your PCBs can be a strenuous process from conception to manufacturing, but don’t forget to make sure your packing and shipping processes let you finish the design worry-free.

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  • The Wheel Keeps Turning: Advanced Bill of Materials for PCB Design

    The Wheel Keeps Turning: Advanced Bill of Materials for PCB Design

    Don’t let your desire for comfort impede your ability to get work done efficiently and effectively, make sure to stay up-to-date with innovations in BOM software.

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  • Instructions Are Easy When You Write Them: The PCB Assembly Drawing

    Instructions Are Easy When You Write Them: The PCB Assembly Drawing

    Don’t make your manufacturer lose sleep over your designs. Learn more about the assembly drawing for their sanity and yours.

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  • How Multi-Level BOMs Can Organize Your Next System Design

    How Multi-Level BOMs Can Organize Your Next System Design

    Creating and managing different system PCB bill of materials in one multi-level BOM with BOM management tools can help you organize your system design.

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  • Using Obsolescence Management Software to Avoid Surprises with Obsolete Parts

    Using Obsolescence Management Software to Avoid Surprises with Obsolete Parts

    Obsolescence management software can help you to avoid manufacturing delays and shutdowns due to unexpected obsolete parts.

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  • How PCB BOM Management Tools fit into a Paperless Manufacturing BOM System

    How PCB BOM Management Tools fit into a Paperless Manufacturing BOM System

    How PCB BOM management tools can help your paperless manufacturing system. Read on to find out more.

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  • Obsolescence Information Management for PCB BOM Maintenance

    Obsolescence Information Management for PCB BOM Maintenance

    How to manage component obsolescence and maintain and accurate BOM. Read on to find out more.

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  • PCB BOM Creation as a Living Document

    PCB BOM Creation as a Living Document

    BOM management tools give design departments the ability to create and manage PCB bill of materials as a living document. Read on to find out more.

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  • Bill of Materials Inventory Management and the Benefits of an Online Parts Request System

    Bill of Materials Inventory Management and the Benefits of an Online Parts Request System

    Using BOM management tools to request new parts will reduce errors while speeding up the request process allowing your design teams to work more efficiently.

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  • How PCB BOM Management Tools Facilitate Efficient Communication Between Departments

    How PCB BOM Management Tools Facilitate Efficient Communication Between Departments

    PCB BOM management tools will improve inter-departmental communications by replacing distributed documents with real-time BOM access. Read on to find out more.

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  • Bill of materials in Supply chain management: Part inventory control

    Bill of materials in Supply chain management: Part inventory control

    Tips on how managing your bill of materials will improve your part inventory control and your overall supply chain management. Read on to find out more.

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  • How PCB BOM Management Can Reduce Delays in Manufacturing

    How PCB BOM Management Can Reduce Delays in Manufacturing

    PCB BOM management tools with real-time part data will reduce manufacturing delays and improve time to market. Read on to find out more.

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  • Design To Cost with Increased Supply Chain Visibility

    Design To Cost with Increased Supply Chain Visibility

    Get it right! Choices made during the design phase impact 70% of the life cycle cost of a new product.

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  • The Benefits of Having an Automated Bill of Materials in Project Management

    The Benefits of Having an Automated Bill of Materials in Project Management

    Tips on how managing your bill of materials will improve communication and reduce time to market.

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  • How a Bill of Materials Can Improve Your Supply Chain Management

    How a Bill of Materials Can Improve Your Supply Chain Management

    The key aspects to consider and integrate into your BOM management.

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  • BOM Part Number Management: Why It Should Be Automated

    BOM Part Number Management: Why It Should Be Automated

    One mislabeled part number can lead to a slew of negative repercussions.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Having Your Manufacturer Source the Components in Your PCB Design

    The Pros and Cons of Having Your Manufacturer Source the Components in Your PCB Design

    While having your manufacturer source components for you might seem like the fastest and cheapest option, some difficulties can arise. After a bad experience with counterfeit components, we began...

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  • Customize BOM Reports for Consistent Documentation

    Customize BOM Reports for Consistent Documentation

    Learn how to clearly communicate proper board assembly with multiple variants with BOM customization in Altium Designer.

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  • Design Data Management Part 2 — The Supply Chain

    Design Data Management Part 2 — The Supply Chain

    Learn how to verify PCB component availability and pricing directly from your design environment in Altium Designer.

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