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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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For several months, ATOMS ran parallel with paper bills of materials, as we weaned our operators and debugged the new screens.
Also, while operators would build according to the new screens, we'd continue to print the paper bills of material and make them available on the engine pallets as backup.