My company expenses out "Bulk" parts to the production line instead of them backflushed on a BOM. Examples of some of these parts would be fasteners, decals, hoses, fittings and various other items. We use "Bulk" as a process to expense out, so that we do not have to control these items on the line from an Inventory side.
I'm looking for how other companies are doing this today. Annual spend and how much is expensed or bulk issued to the line. What percentage this is of your overall spend and what kind of parts.