Generally, when the number of staff of a mold manufacturing enterprise reaches 100, a network collaborative mold manufacturing system shall be required, wherein the management of mold materials is one of the most essential parts.

Although molds are basically separately produced and the BOM structures between different molds are diverse, yet they are similar on the whole, when the designing department has finished mold design, relevant information shall be preserved in the BOM table of the system, which includes product No, material No, material order date, demand date, name of workpiece, materials, specification and dimension, scheduled state as well as material state etc. the “ demand date” is very important, wherein the designer decide the priority level of time for purchasing the materials according to the sequence of processing, which directly determines the priority level of purchasing.