Part/Item Master Data

Part (also known as Item in many business processes and systems) is one of the most fundamental master data items. Parts are usually the term used during the design/manufacturing phase and generally universal enough to represent sellable SKUs, purchased, semi-finished, raw materials and everything in between. One organization’s parts are another organization’s sellable products.

Part Master Data

Part master data is made of the many facets that is used by different functions for different purposes. The most common include the following

Part Identification

The most common method of uniquely identifying parts is by part number. In conjunction with part numbers many organizations use part categorization, commodity codes, names and descriptions to provide more information.



Dimensions and Weights



Technical Data



Released Drawings and Visualization Data



Data Sheets



Bill of Material

ZMDM supports multi-level BOM management for parts.


Alternate Parts



Approved Manufacturer and Manufacturer Part Information



Approved Supplier and Supplier Part Information



Part Cost Data



Plan for Every Part



Related Workflows

Following are the most common workflows related to Parts/Items

New Part Request



New Part Release



Part Change Request



Engineering Change Order and Implementation



Create/Change BOM


Create/Change Approved Manufacturer Part



Create/Change Approved Vendor




Available Integrations

  • SAP
  • Windchill
  • Teamcenter
  • Netsuite
  • Oracle Cloud ERP
  • Agile PLM