For the current Version 8.1.3, the "Product lifecycle state" on the product has a very limited functionality. (Set as Default Value when released to a legal entity, and/or influence the planning for this product. That`s it.) We would need more possibilities respectively restrictions due to the Product lifecycle state. For example:
- "End of life" - so the product is only orderable till a specific date;
- "Discontinued" - no longer manufactured or procured, limited stock available;
- "Prototype" - blocked for adding product into BOMs, and so on...
Even though we can set restrictions manually within other forms on the product, the Product lifecycle state lends itself to develop much more functionality and restrictions due to his definition.