A BOM (a.k.a. Bill of Materials) helps keep the designer/production manager organized. Essentially it’s a detailed resource that lists each of the components or “ingredients” for each style on order. The BOM is very specific and must list all components so that nothing is left out. This template is what will be used to place orders for all fabrics, trims, notions, labels, etc. And keep in mind there will be different yields for each of your fabrics – self, combo, lining, etc. so it can start to get very confusing if you don’t have a detailed chart like this. Not only must it be specific to each style, but also for each color way in that style as the trims you need to order may be different for each one. In the beginning this may not seem like such a big deal if you don’t have a lot of styles in the works.
With this template, purchase orders and planning is made easy and you’ll be less likely to forget anything when it’s time for production, which will help to ensure you ship on time! (Customizable in Excel)
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