BOM, Route setup

We have around 1500 different tools in our shop and I have them on a list in Excel. My task is to add the tools to AX so they can be applied to production orders that they're needed for. I'm new to AX and I'm unsure how to go about completing this task. We use AX 2009 so there's no resources, just work center groups and work centers. I've thought about adding them to the BoM for each order, but I can't figure out how to make it so they aren't consumed at the end of each order. Any advice on the how to complete this task?