Confusion B/W BOM & Item

Hi Mates,

I have small confusion between marking item as “BOM” or “Item” type :

Suppose I have to make “Tea”, for which I require the materials as below:

Milk,Water,Tea Leaf.

Which one of the both group should be kept / considered as BOM & which one as “Item” ?

Tea-D (made to drink) = BOM

Milk = Item (Ingredient)
Water = Item (Ingredient)
Tea Leaf = Item (Ingredient)

Thanks Adam


A BOM is a list of components, parts, raw materials etc that are required to make a finished product.

As in your example Tea is the finished product which is a BOM (as Adam said) and Milk, water & tea leaves are the components or you can say the items.

Thanks & Regards,