In logic based product lifecycle management system (LBPLMS) for the shipbuilding industries, all the manufacturing and business processes are reflected in the structured bill of materials (BOM) and operated through structured BOM, Sharma et al. (2011) and Sharma and Kim (2010). The efficient representation of the product structured BOM and application of the manufacturing and business operations management techniques to adapt products to the high demands of quality and in-time delivery are pivotal to the successful operation in the world of shipbuilding. In this work, we study the data organization and management of structured BOM through various stages of manufacturing and business operations, propose a unified structured BOM skeleton model to achieve automatic conversion of structured BOM to ensure consistency, and provide a unified structured BOM method and technique for manufacturing management and business process integration.

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