For example, when specifying a screw, it is easier to refer to "HSC0424PP" than saying "Hardware, screw, machine, 4-40, 3/4" long, panhead, Phillips".
For example, when referring to a "Hardware, screw, machine, 4-40, 3/4" long, panhead, Phillips":
The business using such a screw may buy screws from any of those manufacturer, because they are identical. To identify such screws, the user doesn't want to use any of those manufacturer's part numbers, because
Therefore, the user devises its own part numbering system. In such a system, the user may use the part number "HSC0424PP" for that screw.
Significant part numbering systems are easier to use, though a new part number is harder to assign.
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