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enterprise software tips

Do you understand the rationale and rules for keeping your plant's
SAP master data up to date?

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When to Update
SAP Master Data

Kristina
Gordon
DuPont

FROM AN OVERALL perspective, SAP master data should reflect the assets
installed at the plant. When and how to change the master data is not always clear,
however. As a guide, it should be changed/updated whenever you perform the
following activities:
 either facilities or technology management-of-change (MOC-F, MOC-T)
procedures are activated
 a subtle process change is implemented
 any correction of field-identified discrepancies is required
 implementation of any desired maintenance or organizational strategy
changes.
Each of these events should trigger an SAP data update, followed by a change-management process to ensure that the update was accurate and complete.
SAP master data should be updated-consistently-whenever any process that
requires MOC documentation is altered. It also should be done whenever changes
are made to maintenance plans. Doing so will help confirm that the equipment
condition is within parameters set by the equipment-design basis in the documented-technology processes. There should always be a well-defined approval
process at your site to make such changes. Here are three questions that frequently
arise when change is in the wind.

Kristina Gordon is SAP PM Leader, DuPont Protective Solutions Business., and SAP
WMP Champion, Spruance Site, Richmond, VA. If you have SAP questions, send them to
editors@efficientplantmag.com and we'll forward them to Kristina.

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DO WE UPDATE SAP AS A RESULT OF A
SUBTLE CHANGE?
A subtle change is one in the documented-technology process.
For example, does your PSSR (pre-startup safety review)
ensure SAP was updated appropriately, and do you have an
approval process in place to address changes?
Another example involves a valve that's no longer available
and is substituted with one from another manufacturer. In that
instance, changes should be made to the equipment master,
possibly the maintenance plan, and the BOM (Bill of Material).

SHOULD SAP BE UPDATED IF THERE ARE
ANY FIELD-IDENTIFIED DISCREPANCIES?
To answer that, ask these types of questions:
Was equipment found in an inspection that doesn't
exist in SAP?
Did a vendor change the model of a light bulb to one
that's not electrically classified?
Does your CMMS match what's in the field?
Is your material-master information up to date?
We update SAP for many field-identified differences, such as
found equipment not entered into SAP, or if an order is placed
for a new model of any material that's not classified the same
as the existing model. With these updates, make sure critical
databases/programs are updated, if needed, and that material
masters hold the appropriate information.

SHOULD SAP BE CHANGED IF OUR
MAINTENANCE STRATEGY CHANGES?

The following examples will help answer this question:
 If, based on reliability analysis, an inspection frequency
changes, you must update the SAP maintenance plan.
 When a root-cause failure analysis identifies problems, multiple
SAP changes will likely be required.
 A shift in strategy, i.e, from run-to-failure to annual inspections,
requires creation of a new maintenance plan in SAP.
Maintenance-strategy changes can also initiate system changes. You may need to update the frequency of a maintenance
plan, based on reliability data. Failure analyses, too, could
necessitate system changes, including the equipment master,
task list, and maintenance plan. EP

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant April 2018

Editorial
Implementations
What's Wrong With My Bolts?
Understand Vertical Motor Bearings
Bourbon Boom Drives Distillery Expansion
Lubricant Myths That Can Cost You
IIoT
SAP: When To Update SAP Master Data
Give Your Chain A 'Hand'
Why Do Hackers Hack?
Why Compressor Size Matters
Equipment-Rental Considerations
On The Floor
Microgrids Are On The Rise
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - What's Wrong With My Bolts?
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - IIoT
Efficient Plant April 2018 - SAP: When To Update SAP Master Data
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