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15 Manage New Product and Service Introduction: Release Product to Market

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Item Statuses: Explained

FAQs for Release Product to Market

Item Statuses: Explained

In the Item Status table, select a status code to display the associated attribute groups and attributes as well as control information.

You can create or edit or delete item statuses on the Manage Item Statuses page. Inactive dates are used to specify the date after which the item status will no longer be active. Operational attribute groups and attributes corresponding to the selected item status are displayed in the Details section. Select a value for the status from choice list for the attribute. Whenever the status is applied to the item, the value of the attribute may change. If the status will have no value, select No.

Select the Usage value of None or Defaulted or Inherited in the choice list for the Usage field that corresponds to how the attribute value will change based on the item status value:

  • Defaulted-Sets the values of the item status attributes when the status value changes, but allows the overriding of the value during import and update of item.

  • Inherited-Sets the values of the item status attributes when the status value changes, but overrides cannot occur.

  • None-The item status attribute values will not be changed.

Any change made to an item status is not applied automatically to existing items, but will be applied during the editing of an item when the item status value is changed.

FAQs for Release Product to Market

How can I change an item's status?

You can change an item status by selecting the appropriate item status on the Edit Item page. Based on the status set up, either the status attributes get inherited or defaulted.

This can also be done via Rule. For example, if the attributes lifecycle phase is production, the item status can be changed to active by creating a rule.

How can I make changes to item organizational assignments?

Organization assignment allows items created in a master organization to be used in other organizations, enabling you to control the visibility of an item in organizations. For example, certain items may not be assembled, sold or purchased in a specific organization. You control the visibility of an item by assigning it to a specific organization.

Similarly you can control specific attributes at organization levels. For example, an item can be sold in a specific organization (region) but not permitted to be sold in other regions. You do this by controlling this attribute at the organization level.

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