Definitions (2)
Popular Terms
1. Bill of materials: Process in which the requirements for a top level or higher level object or plan are successively broken down (expanded or translated) into the requirements for the lower level (sub) objects or plans. For example, a bicycle is exploded into the frame, handle, seat, drive chain, and wheels, and each wheel in turn is exploded into the axle, rim, and spokes. Opposite of implosion of bill of materials.
2. Flow chart: Expressing an activity, job, or task in greater detail to determine or clarify its sub-parts.

Email Print Embed