|I've read your post a few times and I'm having trouble grasping your layout.|
I think I understand "components in rows" and "configurations in columns", but some of your other words are unclear, at least to me.
In Part 1 you said: "At the intersection of each cell is the number of each component used in the respective assembly configuration."
The intersection of each cell? Individual cells don't really have intersections. A cell could be at the intersection of a row and a column, but I'm not sure what you mean by "At the intersection of each cell".
In Part 2 you said: "At the intersection of each row & column is the quantity of assemblies built."
OK, so yes, you can have an intersection of a row and a column, but if you have a quantity at the intersection of each row & column, you would no room for data.
Do you see my confusion?