About S2000M

International specification for material management


The specification S2000M defines the processes, procedures and provides the information for data exchange to be used for material management throughout the lifecycle of a product.


The specification standardizes the business relationship between two or more parties (eg, contractor and customer) by providing a well-defined process flow and associated relevant transactions for data exchange.

S2000M Guide development history

1981 – The ASD (former AECMA) supply working group was founded.
1992 – Issue 2.1 – The first issue to be used in support of a project.
1998 – Issue 3.0 – Introduction of Chapter 5 (Repair), SQ1 (Order based pricing), deletion of Appendix 5 (EDIFACT).
2005 – Issue 4.0 – Extension to land and sea. Introduction of Chapter 6 (“S2000M Light”)
2012 – Issue 5.0 – Move the repair information (Chapter 5) to Chapter 3
2015 – Issue 6.0, published December 2015, introduced a set of XML messages, based on the long term objective to use established product data standards as the backbone for data exchange. The specification will be supported by the creation of interface specifications for data exchange with other disciplines (S1000D and S3000L).
2017 – Issue 6.1 March 2017

Brief description

Chapter 1 Provisioning

Provisioning is the process of selecting support items and spares, necessary for the support of all categories of products. This chapter defines the process and specifies the data, formats and transmission procedures to be used in providing provisioning information to the customer. It also provides data from which Illustrated Parts Data (IPD) can be produced. The rules for the production and presentation of the IPD in different media are covered by the specification S1000D. IPD is identical to Illustrated Parts Catalogue (IPC).

Chapter 1-0 Provisioning General, contains general remarks, instructions and business rules concerning provisioning as per S2000M.

Chapter 1-1 Initial Provisioning List (IPL) covers the presentation of a baseline for a product, the presentation of its data as well as the update of that presentation.

Chapter 1-2 Observations, defines the exchange of information between customer and contractor, or vice versa, during the provisioning process. Observations are typically based on review by either party of the Initial Provisioning Lists (IPL) or updates thereof.

Chapter 1-3 Codification covers the NATO codification processes and information flows between industry, the National Codification Bureaux (NCB) and the customer for all activities related to codification. However, S2000M can be applied without using NATO codification.

Chapter 1-4 Structure for Data Exchange, defines a coherent data model for data that can be exchanged as part of the provisioning process.

Chapter 2 Spare Parts List

The Spare Parts List allows the customer and contractor to process parts data (including commercial data) to allow for the processes as described in chapter 3 of this specification, without the necessity to use processes as described in chapters 1-1 and 1-2 of this specification.

Chapter 3 Material Supply

Chapter 3-0 Material Supply General, provides processes, procedures and techniques for pricing, order administration, transportation and invoicing.

Pricing includes processes, procedures and techniques for requesting quotations and providing prices using three different methods:

  • single prices
  • price lists
  • order based prices.

Pricing supports the alternatives of the establishment of direct binding prices as well as the involvement of a price approval authority. Pricing also supports mutual supply support.

Order administration provides processes, procedures and techniques for placement of orders, order progression and delivery of ordered items. It also supports the administration of orders for services eg, repair.

Transportation provides processes, procedures and techniques for generating and forwarding transport related information.

Invoicing provides processes, procedures and techniques for generating and forwarding invoices as well as for the invoice acceptance or invoice rejection.

Chapter 3-1 Material Supply Data Exchange, defines the structure and details of transactions related to pricing, order administration, transportation and invoicing including data elements belonging to each transaction.

Chapter 4 Communication Techniques

The purpose of this chapter is to describe the standards which are used to support the exchange of data under the S2000M procedures.

Chapter 5 Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary provides definitions for all data elements used in S2000M. Its purpose is to ensure a common understanding and application across all S2000M chapters.

Chapter 6 Definitions, Abbreviations and Reference Documents

Chapter 6 is a catalogue of terms used in S2000M chapters 1 to 5. In addition it provides an overview of all documents referenced in S2000M.


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