When starting construction on a ship often the production uses mats from nearby stations. I am also aware this is a feature and not a bug. This feature does have potential uses but should mats on board the station that is starting production not take priority?
Often you load the station with exactly the materials required, start production, and find out most of the mats have been taken from stations around. This can be very frustrating as large piles are decreased in size, small piles are left lying around etc.
If it were possible to prioritise the mats on board the station before looking in other locations that would be very useful! Any chance of this happening?