Vendors and Vendor Lists

A Vendor List contains information for commonly used Vendors and a key part of multi-sourcing (eg. purchasing the same part from multiple suppliers). Some organizations may refer to this as an Approved Vendor List (APL) or something similar.

OpenBOM relies on the Vendor Name as a shorthand reference to a vendors information contained in this list. You may have one or more Vendor Lists.

Below is an example of a Vendor List. Vendor Names MUST be unique.

Vendor lists are managed from the OpenBOM Dashboard Production Planning area.

This video takes you through updating existing Catalogs to use Vendor assignment and multi-sourcing.

Learn more about upgrading early Catalogs to use multi-sourcing vendors here.

Vendor Lists are a key component of the Production Planning process