In SAP a BOM stands for Bill Of Material.
A Bill of Material is a list of all the materials (and their quantities) that are required for making or assembling a product.
The BOM is used in discrete manufacturing and production planning.
- Header – contains identifying data like the name, material, warehouse, revisions, type, etc.
- Item – specs on each component needed including item number, description, quantity, category, etc.
- Sub Items – used to describe partial quantities and installation points