In Windchill Product Analytics, the Supplier Part Search results page should display connected Company Parts and their information.
For example, in the old EMARS system, a search of multiple Supplier Parts returns the following columns:
Supplier Part, Company Part, Qualification Status, Commodity Code, Description, Manufacturer, Reported, Compliance status for each applied spec
In WPA, we see:
Supplier Part Number, Description, Manufacturer, Last Reported, Compliance Status
We’d like to see Company Part, Supplier ID and Qualification Status added
Often there are multiple interrelated Suppliers which have similar names. Our users are used to identifying their suppliers by identification number. This especially makes sense as the unique key is based off the Supplier Part Number / Supplier ID combination, so Supplier ID is quite useful. The Company part would provide a clear link to additional information, as would Qualification Status.
This would be a time saver for our users, and would be useful for all WPA users - not just ours.
There have been other discussions relating to the need for other attributes as part of Supplier Search results. Another example is the exemption listing. Ideally the desired attribute that is displayed could be chosen from a list.
In WPA 11 on Supplier Part search results page we will be able to see additional columns like:
Company Part Number
That's great news!
Has the list of available columns been finalized yet?