The maintenance tasks to be carried out on a technical object require detailed advance planning to maximize productivity and resource utilization.
In the second step, a maintenance order is planned based on a notification. Typically, planning activities comprise the creation of order operations, including planned work efforts and the reservation of relevant material, or spare parts.
You can display the expected costs in the following levels:
- At the cost element level (controlling view)
- At the value category level (maintenance view)
Costs for maintenance orders are calculated by default at header level. The operation account assignment (OAA) solution allows you to calculate costs of maintenance orders at operation level. Header totals are summed dynamically, as required. No costs are stored on the OAA order object database.
Costs for maintenance orders are settled by default at header level. The operation account assignment (OAA) solution allows you to post costs of maintenance orders at operation level. An order must have either a header-based or an operation-based costing. You cannot have mixed-mode costing.
In Customizing, cost elements are assigned to value categories.
Material and Service Procurement
You can plan the materials required to execute a task for each operation in the maintenance order. The materials can be Bills of Materials (BOMs) components for the reference object, or freely assigned materials.
Material planning in Plant Maintenance is integrated with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Purchasing.
See the following video to learn more about the material procurement.
See the following video to learn more about the procurement of services.