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M

AINTENANCE WORK
orders in SAP usually always begin with a
notification. This is the critical piece of
data that identifies what the problem
is, who is reporting it, the equipment
or area that requires work, and the priority level. A complete and well-written work notification that includes
all required and detailed information
increases accuracy and productivity in
these areas:
 work planning
 material sourcing
 scheduling
 work accomplishment
 documentation.
These elements ultimately facilitate and
enable a stringent reliability program.
Use transaction IW21 to create a
notification. The firsts step is to enter
the notification type. This can be
configured by your organization or you
can use one of the pre-designed notification types. These normally consist
of a request and a breakdown or an
activity report. Once you have entered
the notification type, you can click
enter or the green check to begin filling
out the request. The boxes highlighted
on screen shot 1 show what typically are your required fields. Giving a
good description, along with who is
reporting the problem and what the
priority is (emergency or urgent) will
help the coordinator when converting
the notification to a work order.
Use the appropriate field to identify
whether the work order involves a
specific piece of equipment.
Selecting the appropriate failure
mode is critical to work-order com-

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pletion. The failure mode will help
the mechanic determine or begin to
correct the problem reported. Failure
modes are configured by your organization and correspond to the equipment.
All work identification begins with
filling out the notification as completely and with as much information as can
be provided. This will help expedite
correction of the problem and save
down time. EP

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Why Good
Notification
Is Important
Kristina Gordon
DuPont

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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
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