Component / Part Identifier (CPID)
The Component / Part Identifier enables companies to identify components and parts, typically where an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) defines the specifications of a component or part that is part of its final product (such as an automobile).
- The production of components and parts is often contracted to a manufacturer that will use the CPID assigned by its customer, the OEM.
- A component or part is defined as an item that is intended to undergo at least one further transformation process to create the final product. Examples include:
- Drive motor for washing machine
- Fan assembly for a jet engine
- Pipe or tube
- Printed circuit board for television
- Starter motor for vehicle
- Wheel axle
- The CPID may be printed as text or encoded in a barcode or EPC/RFID tag attached to the component or part
- The CPID always identifies the type of component or part. If there is a need to identify an individual component or part the Component / Part Identifier Serial Number can be used in combination with the CPID.
- The CPID can be electronically used in the procurement and production process to communicate the required components and parts. It may also be used by companies involved in after-sale services and maintenance activities; for example, the ordering of replacement parts and components.
You will find relevant application standards and guidelines listed below: