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    Bills of Mateials

    I consult frequently for small manufacturing companies and would like to create an application that works up from parts to subassemblies then assemblies and eventually to top level product sales projections. This is essentially the foundation for and MRP or ERP system. I have some ideas and have started a method of doing a value stream costing but need a start with parts, assemblies then multi-level Bill of Materials techniques.

    Seems it isn't so easy from the searches I've done so far but it is hard to believe this hasn't been done yet.

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    Re: Bills of Mateials

    It probably has been done -- maybe or maybe NOT in FileMaker. One-off programs can require a lot of time and/or money to develop. I put my two "main" daily programs into place in 2006 and have made rather minor refinements since then. After time and effort I went through to develop these I would never just "give" them away, especially to someone in the same line of business. Sell - perhaps, but more likely license.

    The other issue is that even if someone has done something exactly analogous to your business, chances are you would want some things - maybe even many things -- changed to better suit your tastes. Programming your own will give you the chance to do just that.

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    Our company is also looking for a very similar solution.

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