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Boston, MA /

Bill of Materials (BoM) and Graphs (Neo4j in Manufacturing)

WeWork Fort Point 51 Melcher Street , Boston, (map)

A Bill of Materials or product structure (sometimes bill of material, BOM or associated list) is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product.

This presentation will discussion Neo4j implementation of Parts and Bill of Materials domain model to track part usage and user access in openBoM. We will discuss our challenges with Cypher and data modeling in support of our access control and data access requirements. We will also talk about our usage of Spring Data Neo4j and our future plans.


Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO @OpenBOM

Oleg Shilovitzky is the CEO and co-founder of openBoM™, entrepreneur, and blogger at Beyond PLM. Oleg has been building software products for data management, engineering, and manufacturing. He has developed PDM / PLM software and worked for companies such as SmarTeam, Dassault Systèmes, Inforbix (acquired by Autodesk), and Autodesk. Oleg is the author of the popular blog (Beyond PLM) where he shares his thoughts and discusses various engineering and manufacturing software topics.

Christopher Chaulk, Chief Architect @OpenBOM

Christopher Chaulk, is accomplished hands-on software architect with experience building enterprise products and systems, leading small and large distributed teams. Before OpenBOM Christopher worked for Everbridge, Nokia and EMC. He is specializing on designing and developing distributed systems with a focus on data integration, information modeling and global scale.

Newman Cloud is a new business started in 2016 with the with a mission to help manufacturing companies conduct more efficient business in 21st century environment. Newman develops openBoM ( - new cloud-based bill of materials and inventory management tool for hardware startups, manufacturing, and supply chain.


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