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Bill of Materials

A catalog of all materials needed to create a marketable item. For example, the bill of materials for a chest of drawers may list the frame, the individual drawers, the handles, the screws, the packaging and so forth. A bill of materials is organized hierarchically; that is, the product is listed at the top and all materials are below. See also: Bill of activities.

bill of materials

see PRODUCT SPECIFICATION.
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To keep our current system running in the meantime, we turned off the assembly screens and printed standard bills of materials on paper.