Item Configurator let's you use a simplified number series system for production BOM and routing version numbers, giving you the benefit of a per header series, with the simplicity of a one time setup.
Setting up the prefix
Navigate to manufacturing setup, and specify the prefix you would like to use for production BOM and routing.
Using the prefix
Once the prefix has been setup, usage is automatic when creating new versions, simply tab-off the no. field and it will auto-fill with the next number in the series for that header.