What are Material Disposition Codes?

Material Disposition Codes Definition

Engineering change orders (ECOs) list all affected parts and their revisions. Depending on the form, fit, and function (FFF) of the change to existing parts, procurement teams will determine how to cutover or introduce the change into the production process. Those changes are described via material disposition codes to explain whether parts or assemblies will be replaced immediately, will be used up (use-as-is), changed during work-in-process on the factory floor, or changed immediately (mandatory rework). Material disposition codes are detailed for each affected part.

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Why do companies need material disposition codes?

Companies need material disposition codes to easily identify and track parts and assemblies that need to be either retired, scrapped, reworked, or replaced as part of the production process.

Where do we get a list of material disposition codes?

Material disposition codes are typically housed in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems and are noted in engineering change orders (ECOs).

Who is responsible for material disposition codes in an organization?

A material review board (MRB) consisting of a cross-functional team of engineers, suppliers, quality assurance, and purchasing, is typically responsible for material disposition codes.

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