SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA – January 28, 2008 – MasterControl Inc., a global leader in GxP process management solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced the availability of the MasterControl BOM™ (Bill of Materials) solution, an invaluable tool for medical device developers and other manufacturing companies. MasterControl BOM™ integrates the BOM with the document management system, allowing multiple revisions to be approved and used for reference while permitting all departments to have easy viewing of in-process changes.
“Every manufacturer’s production process is reliant on a Bill of Materials that can accurately identify and list the components required to produce a particular product at any given revision level. The MasterControl BOM solution incorporates security, traceability, and instantaneous electronic communication,” said Matthew M. Lowe, MasterControl product manager, medical device expert. “With MasterControl, different teams or departments can all have access to BOMs throughout the entire design process and life of the product.”
The flexible, easy-to-use MasterControl solution controls the multiple iterations of a BOM generated during the design process and enables users to exchange BOM data with suppliers, buyers, and planners. MasterControl BOM insures that all departments have an accurate, updated view of the revision levels of every component in their particular configurations. Documents defining the components are easily viewed directly from the BOM, insuring that the correct documents and revisions are used in the manufacturing process. MasterControl can also extract BOM data from PDM systems and automatically push that data through to ERP systems.
The MasterControl BOM solution is a robust software system that includes the tools necessary to simplify and standardize BOM management across departments while still retaining the document security for which MasterControl is renowned. The solution facilitates dynamic and profitable manufacturing by keeping engineering BOM data synchronized with manufacturing BOMs.
Because MasterControl is a Web-based solution, it is also a useful tool in facilitating collaboration with external parties. Users can give authorized suppliers restricted access to MasterControl BOM, allowing them to make markups to design files and associated BOMs at any point in the design process. This saves time and money by eliminating the need to implement suppliers’ modifications into reworked designs after manufacturing has commenced. MasterControl can also grant potential bidders limited access to vital documentation within the system, resulting in a wider range of potential suppliers and more competitive quotes.
Other distinctive features of the MasterControl BOM solution include:
About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl is a global leader in providing document management and GxP process solutions to life sciences companies around the world. MasterControl automates and effectively manages document control, change control, audits, corrective/preventive actions (CAPA), regulatory training, nonconformance disposition, customer complaints, and other GxP processes. The MasterControl solution is easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. MasterControl incorporates industry best practices for automating and connecting every stage of the product development cycle, while facilitating regulatory compliance with requirements such as ISO standards and FDA regulations. By combining an integrated Web-based platform with a continuum of risk-based software validation products and services, MasterControl drives down the total cost of ownership and enables customers to extend their investment across the enterprise. For more information, visit MasterControl’s website or call 800-825-9117.