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MAPP Plastics Discussion Forum

The MAPP Plastic Industry Discussion Forum allows members to rapidly communicate with each other. Post both questions and answers to questions that other MAPP members have about any industry topic from material and process issues to R&E Tax Credits and other business issues.

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Posted:  31 Aug 2017 21:37
Do you use an internal naming scheme for your Raw Materials or just go by your material suppliers nomenclature?

Posted:  31 Aug 2017 23:50
We use our own numbering system  and in regards to the description we try to capture every letter and digit identical to the manufactures description. One digit off could mean a lot.

If making up your own description at some point there will be a cross reference print,table,etc.. so we attack at the beginning and eliminate this step.

Many systems just don't give you the characters you need for an accurate description creating the need for a drill down via other methods. 

Posted:  13 Sep 2017 21:19
Hi Cindy, we use our own numbering system.  Usually we try to include a portion of the vendors number.   Resins start with R, Concentrates with C, Packaging with P, Hardware with H.  It was used a long time before computers and made it easy to quickly identify what parts were.  We just kept it
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