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Update on Inventory, BOM software?
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Update on Inventory, BOM software?

by chrisjx on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:49 pm

I've looked through the forums for advice about inventory/BOM software and wondering if anyone has had any success with finding an open source alternative.

What I would hope to find is a simple PHP web app where we could enter our assembly BOMs (includes more than pcb assemblies) and track it with our inventory/supplier lists. We'd know how many LEDs, resistors, boxes, panels, screws to order to get our 15 widgets built.

We don't have a lot of hardware development so an SAP type of solution would be overkill. However, we seem to be straining a bit with our spreadsheets.

We need to be self hosted so public hosted sites won't work.


BTW, I found the term "banned" in my search here. What does that mean?

e.g: "you can ban boxes of banned from production"
(http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=18696&hilit=ban)


Thanks,
Chris.
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Re: Update on Inventory, BOM software?

by chrisjx on Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:51 pm

OK, perhaps not an interesting subject... perhaps a lot of folks are successfully using spreadsheets?

IF there was an open source parts/inventory/bom/vendor/order system, would anybody be interested? If so, and thinking here in terms of OO design, what would be the primary objects? Like Parts, BOMs, Vendors, Orders, etc.?

I'm thinking of a php framework like CakePHP...

Thoughts?
fun with Wireless Sensor Networks...
Gateway: Raspberry Pi (formerly wifi routers with OpenWRT), Python -> Cosm.com, ThingSpeak.com, Open.Sen.se, etc.
Hardware: Tweet-A-Watt, (+ temp, ldr/light, gas, fsr, etc.)
My notes at: http://TinajaLabs.com

chrisjx
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:17 am
Location: north berkeley

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