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enterprise software solutions

Use These
Tools for PM
Compliance

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ACTIVATING THE PERMIT FEATURE IN THE
EQUIPMENT MASTER
Once permits are configured, add as many of them to the individual equipment master as needed. Below is an example of several permits that have
been added to a piece of equipment:

Kristina Gordon
Illumiti

AN EFFICIENT PLANT READER recently asked if I
would explain how to track PM Compliance as a performance
metric and how to manage PMs in SAP when they cannot get
completed by their due date. The reader also wanted to know
what functions show compliance/noncompliance and how that
factor is measured in SAP. In addition, are there better ways
to manipulate the maintenance plans or PM orders to obtain
an accurate metric and manage the PMs easily and effectively
when work cannot go to schedule?

Adding maintenance-activity
types to a maintenance
plan is another way to achieve
PM compliance.
This is an excellent series of questions because PM compliance
is critical for keeping your assets properly maintained, along with
maintaining proper audit records. In many situations, where
compliance is monitored by government regulatory agencies,
companies could be heavily fined for not keeping proper documentation on the history of critical equipment. There are several
ways to set indicators in SAP to measure compliance and track
overdue PMs.

Kristina Gordon is SAP principal consultant at Illumiti,
Thornhill, Ontario (illumiti.com). If you have SAP questions,
send them to editors@eļ¬ƒcientplantmag.com and
we'll forward them to Kristina.

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You can add permits in the equipment master by clicking on GOTO>
PERMITS in the equipment-master record. You must check the proposal
box once permits are added if you wish for the permit(s) to be carried with
the object to the work order. Use the search feature in the equipment master
(IE03) and when displaying work orders (IW39). Permits is a searchable
field, allowing you to export data on the number of assets you have assigned
to a particular permit, along with all open work orders and due dates.

USE MAINTENANCE-ACTIVITY TYPES ON
MAINTENANCE PLANS
Adding maintenance-activity types to a maintenance plan is another way to
achieve PM compliance. While this is a searchable field, not all maintenance
plans for critical equipment are critical. Use care when creating a plan with
multiple items, strategies, or object lists.

SET A BATCH JOB OR RUN A MANUAL REPORT TO
VIEW OVERDUE MAINTENANCE PLANS ON A SET
FREQUENCY
Transaction IP24 shows your scheduling overview list. This transaction can
be set to run on a nightly batch job or manually. This report will allow you
to better monitor work by showing scheduling start dates and activity types.
If work cannot be performed on a scheduled due date, especially when PM
compliant, one option is to use a user status in SAP. This can be configured
and added to the equipment master and also to the work order. You can
create a status called Authorized Extension and enter an explanation in the
work-order-notification field for the extension. I see this used often when
a site is preparing for a shut down and optimal timing to PM the asset is
when the line is down. User status can be added to meet the needs of the
business.
Reporting and KPIs are a large part of compliance, along with
having the overall data needed to make informed decisions. This
extensive topic will be the focus of next month's article. EP

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Editorial
Implementations
Find Gold In Sustainable Manufacturing
Troubleshoot Control Systems Effectively
Automation Accelerates Beer Production
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Protect Your Site From Cyber Attacks
Build The Value Of Your CM Program
Choose The Correct Acclerometer
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