Are Part Numbers Too Smart for Their Own Good? |

[…] technology experts are warning that the use of such descriptive part numbers is not necessarily so “smart,” and that they could drag down productivity in today’s fast-changing manufacturing environments. A smarter tactic, they assert, is to employ auto-generated “insignificant” or “non-intelligent” part numbers and let information about the part reside in a database. […]


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Michel Baudin‘s comments:
For details on the reasons to get rid of so-called “smart” part numbers, see  Why “Smart” part numbers should be replaced with keys and property lists.