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SAP TIPS AND TRICKS

Which Maintenance Plan
Solution is Best for You?
SAP OFFERS four different
types of maintenance plans:

■ Single Cycle, the easiest
form in which you define
exactly one time-based
maintenance plan.
■ Single Counter, defines
exactly one performancebased plan.
■ Multiple Cycle Strategy,
used to show complex
maintenance cycles. Once
created, you can create a
maintenance strategy for
which you define the cycles
through maintenance
packages.
■ Multiple Counter Strategy,
makes it possible to
create maintenance cycles
and allocate counters to
equipment and functional
locations for different types
of units, such as hours or
minutes.

This month we are going
to create and activate a
Multiple Counter Strategy
plan. To start, configure the
packages upon which you
would like the strategy to be
based. In this example, we
will use a Quarterly/Annual
package, which will allow
us to perform this PM on a
quarterly and an annual basis
using a strategy task list that
defines the operation steps
needed to complete each of
the PMs.

Transaction > IP11 - Create Strategy
Package
Click on "New Entries" button in the top tool
bar. Enter Header info for plan. Use search
on Name field to assign next strategy plan
name. While we are using letters, this can be
any unique identifier. Decide if counted daily,
monthly, or some other timeframe. Use the
smallest interval for the plan-if every five
days and quarterly, use "DAY."

After saving, double click on "Packages" to
create length of each package cycle. Then
select "New Entries" and enter the information
shown in the screen capture and save:

Create Strategy Task List
Transaction > IA05 - Create General
Task List
Select "Copy Reference" button, then enter
the Group name (STRAT-00 in this example).
Select type of task list to be created and enter
information for task being COPIED. Enter
Maintenance strategy. Select "COPY."
Make any changes or additions to Operation
list. Add lines to indicate package (quarterly or
annual). Select "MntPack" (Maintenance Package Ov.) Then make selections for which lines
will print at which interval and Save.

Kristina Gordon is SAP Program Consultant at the DuPont, Sabine River
Works plant in West Orange, TX. If you have SAP questions, send them to
editors@maintenancetechnology.com and we'll forward them to Kristina.
SEPTEMBER 2017

Kristina Gordon, DuPont

Next select IP01 to create the plan. Enter
Plan ID-(QA-CALPWS200 (Quarterly/Annual Calibration PWS2 for plant 1100)). Select
Strategy plan, hit Enter, then fill in maintenance-item information. When task is entered,
the information from the task will populate the
cycle information.

Go to "Scheduling Parameters" tab. Information is defaulted in from strategy plan
information.
Enter Scheduling period. When "Specify a
cycle start for the maintenance plan" box pops
up, Select NO.
Start the plan (IP10). Enter Plan ID. Select
"Start in Cycle." Completion date will default to
current date. Change to last order completion
date. "Select Package" button.
Double click in first row above start time.
Remember this is the interval prior to the
actual date that you want the plan to start.

Select "Back" button. Verify that the plan
date and package sequence are correct. If
not, select the reverse button and reselect the
package sequence (see above) If correct, SAVE.
Strategy plan is complete and scheduled. MT

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology September 2017

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Bionics Will Drive Future Factories
Filling The Skills Gap
Virtual Simulation and Plant Safety
Update Grounding Knowledge
Don't Overlook STF Hazards
Alternative LOTO Measures
SAP: Tips and Tricks
Compressed Air Filters
IR Inspections
Crack The Lube-Fault Code
DCIM Drives Efficiencies
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Bionics Will Drive Future Factories
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