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SAP TIPS AND TRICKS

Manage Assets with
Refurbishment Order
WHEN ASSETS NEED to be refurbished or fabricated, SAP offers an order type
called a Refurbishment Order. The purpose of this order is to assist sending the item
to a repair shop, either on or off site; having that asset repaired or fabricated; and then
receiving it back into inventory at a different valuation or cost. The new store-room
inventory value will be based on the cost charged to the refurbishment work order.
Name a work order type by whatever nomenclature your company uses. In this
example, we will call the refurbishment work order type WO10. When creating and
executing a refurbishment work order, follow these steps from creation to closure.
Note that some of the transaction codes used here are finance- and costing-based.
Such steps may be designated only by your finance department.

1.

2.

Set up transaction IW81
(standard SAP transaction
code for refurbishment)

3.

Fill in the needed information (note that the screen
layout looks very different
from a work order created
in IW31)

4.

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Create the operation steps
for internal labor and a line
with your PO information for
outside services.

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5.

Add the asset/material to
the work-order components,
then release and save the
order.

Once work is completed
and the asset/material is
ready to be returned into
inventory, confirm the
internal labor hours to the
work order that was added
in step 3, using transaction
IW41.

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6.

Add actual overhead to the
work order using transaction
KG12.

7.

After time confirmations are
completed and material
movements have been
made, TECO the work order.

8.

Using Transaction IW8W,
return the material back to
inventory.

9.

It is now time to financially
settle the work order. This
will also change the value
of the material in inventory
(Note that this screen looks
very similar to the overhead
calculation screen in KG12).

Creating and executing a
refurbishment order is more
labor-intensive than normal
work-order types. However,
refurbishment orders will keep
your inventory value correct and
maintain complete tracking and
history of the work performed on
the asset. MT
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