This request is usually reviewed and approved by material engineers to check the stock (inventory) line items for adequacy and completeness of specification, catalogue group, validity, compliance and its linkage to the user’s requirement.
The cataloguing & coding teams search the existing database to confirm the item is not already catalogued and where available, all naming and numbering conventions are checked for correctness. OPD has developed a foolproof coding process accompanied by physical verification on site or warehouse including but not limited to checking the specifications, verification of availability of certificates and correlate that information with the items in stock to source required/missing information Including:
There are numerous standards and coding conventions available, with the most common being NATO/NSN, eCl@ss, Shell MESC, ECCMA(eOTD), UNSPSC. Generally organisations defines their own naming conventions or follow one of the national or international standards to suit their ERP master data.
OPD also undertakes custom inspection and coding tasks as specified by the customer to suit their business process. This follows unique or customised and optimised coding standards from the client organisation. Custom cataloguing may include Plant/ERP/country-specific constraints, various industry-specific classification systems, and any custom classification or coding system that has been developed and utilised internally by the customer.