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000000285836 07-27-2012 04:21 PM

Part Numbers - What guidlines/format
 
I work for a small company that currently uses part numbers based on the traits of the part. They are talking about moving to a format that is less descriptive and more generalized.

I am interested in hearing how other companies determine their part number systems?

000000350961 08-23-2012 06:00 AM

It depends on what kind of industry you are in.
Sometimes we use xx.xxxxx.xxx, xx indicates the category, xxxxx indicates the serial number, and xxx indicates the auxiliary number showing the versions, etc.

mlejeune 12-17-2012 07:54 PM

What inventory managment program do you use?

KS_Purchasing_Manager 07-12-2013 08:13 PM

Typically...
 
In the MRO world, it goes;

Noun, Part Number, Manufaturer, Adjective, Details, Details, etc.

Most ERP programs have description fields, and an alternate column that documents the VENDOR or DISTRIBUTOR Part number for easy bidding.


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