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call functionality. The planner can also perform other manual changes, including early
releasing of calls, fixing a call for a specific
date, and skipping a call if the work is not
required for a cycle.
In single-cycle plans, the cycle needs
to accommodate each task planned date or
due date. Orders are generated based on
the planned date. The call date, or the date
the order was created, is usually before
the planned date to accommodate any
pre-processing activities such as material
procurement. The cycle start defines the date
from which calculation of the planned dates
should begin.
How soon an individual work order is
called automatically is controlled by the
Call Horizon setting within the maintenance
plan. If the Call Horizon is set to 100% of
the cycle length, the order is called on the
same day the work is scheduled to begin. If
the Call Horizon is set to 50%, the order is
called halfway through the cycle length, e.g.,
three months early on a six-month cycle. If
the Call Horizon is set to 0%, the order is
called immediately.
The planner can also control whether
the next order should be created before the
previous one is technically completed. By
setting the scheduling period, the planner
can set how far the system considers the
future to be for scheduled calls. For example, to have a one-year view of all pending
calls, the scheduling period would be set to
365 days.
Shift factors for late or early confirmations
control when the next order should be created if the previous order is completed either
after or before the scheduled date. For
example, on a six-month cycle, if the
previous order was completed one month

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late, should the next order be created six
months from that date (shift factor = 100%),
five months from now (shift factor = 0%), or
somewhere in between (1% to 99%)? These
options can be set for each individual maintenance plan, and changed at any time.
Every maintenance plan can also have a
Sort Field assigned to it. These fields can
be validated entries, chosen from a custom
list. Entries can be used to select plans in
Deadline Monitoring.

PREVENTIVE/
PREDICTIVE ORDER TYPES

Order type PM02 is used (in standard SAP)
for preventive and predictive maintenance.
This order type is released automatically.
When the order is created, a corresponding
notification (M3-Activity Report) will also
be created.
The SAP PM system should satisfy the
following needs:
 increased organization of preventive-maintenance work
 ability to reserve components against work
orders

 better analytical capability on order and cost
information
 better forward planning/scheduling
 ability to have all related work-group cost
and material captured under one work order
 more consistency in the way work is
performed
 more system flexibility
 integration with Material Management for
material reservation and FI-CO for finance
and cost control.
To fulfill these needs the user must understand the functionality of the preventive and
predictive maintenance area. Triggers that
initiate the process include:
 creation of new equipment
 equipment failures
 analyzing planned and corrective work
 regulatory requirements
 reliability maintenance audit. EP

Kristina Gordon is SAP Principal Consultant at
Illumiti, Thornhill, Ontario (illumiti.com).

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