For each BOM node, Smart Materials allows you to have different sets of BOM positions that basically represent the same material requirements but are distinguished by a separate issue status. All issue status definitions are comparable by their order sequence number, indicating the progress or the quality increase of each BOM positions data set from one issue status to the next. For example, the first issue status could be an initial rough estimate, the next could be the preliminary design, and the third one could be the final design. In the downstream workflow, Smart Materials can use the different issue statuses in the BOM data to apply a ‘Best Quantity’ logic when creating engineering requisitions in the requisitioning and Material Take Off module.
All data that is imported through OMI is also subject to this logic. You can specify the issue status into which positions data is loaded as a default parameter for the import job; furthermore, you have the option to include a different issue status on the BOM node level in your import data that individually overrides the import job default parameter for specific subsets of the positions data.