I am confused regarding the differences between these 3 words. Can you clarify them for me?
By searching I learned that
A "product" is a manufactured (and often branded) object or commodity.
An "item" is one of a collection of different things, such as things that are in a stock (say in a shop), or on a list, or something similar. Items can be products.
"Material" is the stuff that something is made of.
Which word should I use to refer to an item (e.g. small screws used for implants) that has a brand? I want to use it in a system flowchart if this might help you.