SAP Plant Maintenance


Plant Maintenance Defined

Plant maintenance is the service and repair of assets and equipment. During normal operations, plant equipment will experience wear and tear that require maintenance. This can include scheduled or non-scheduled maintenance. Types of maintenance can include preventative, predictive, corrective, and shutdown maintenance. Master data is essential for equipment, locations, catalogs, bill of materials, and counters like wear and tear. Automation allows a plant to identify, document, manage, and execute maintenance to streamline the process while managing labor and recording costs.

SAP Plant Maintenance

Key Components of SAP Plant Maintenance include:

  • Inspection: Reviewing the condition of the systems or equipment.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Maintaining ideal conditions of the systems or equipment.
  • Repair: Restoring the systems or equipment.

Plant Maintenance Defined

Plant maintenance is the service and repair of assets and equipment. During normal operations, plant equipment will experience wear and tear that require maintenance. This can include scheduled or non-scheduled maintenance. Types of maintenance can include preventative, predictive, corrective, and shutdown maintenance. Master data is essential for equipment, locations, catalogs, bill of materials, and counters like wear and tear. Automation allows a plant to identify, document, manage, and execute maintenance to streamline the process while managing labor and recording costs.

SAP Plant Maintenance

Key Components of SAP Plant Maintenance include:

  • Inspection: Reviewing the condition of the systems or equipment.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Maintaining ideal conditions of the systems or equipment.
  • Repair: Restoring the systems or equipment.

Four groups of users that benefit from plant maintenance are:

  1. Operations Managers: Obtain metrics, improve decision making, and plan budgeting.
  2. Production Line Workers: Manage maintenance issues promptly and effectively.
  3. Maintenance Personnel: Improve work processes and efficiency by reviewing maintenance records.
  4. Purchasing Departments: Purchase parts and services.

3 goals are to:

  1. Maximize availability of plant operations through planned maintenance.
  2. Extend the life span of the plant, equipment, and machinery by minimizing the wear and tear.
  3. Reduce the cost of down time due to improper maintenance.

The importance of plant maintenance is to keep machinery, parts, and equipment in good operating condition to avoid any production downtime. Keeping the maintenance at top of mind can help control expenses and keep accurate budgeting.

Vendor partners to support your plant maintenance include: Thales, Forcam, and SAP .

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Improve the Efficiency of Your SAP Plant Maintenance Operations by Automating Master Data Processes. This whitepaper outlines an approach to improve operation efficiency through SAP data management.
  • How to Use Data Collection to Run a Remote Warehouse. Robert Brice explains how to rethink traditional approaches to data collection and process operations in your
  • Discover SAP’s Approach to Intelligent Asset Management: The convergence of EAM and APM. Explore business capabilities and asset lifecycle management needs.

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