Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Bill of Material

Bill of Material is a structured list of all the components required to produce a product.

What is Bill of Material?

A bill of materials or product structure is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product. A BOM may be used for communication between manufacturing partners or confined to a single manufacturing plant.