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Set up of maintenance plant and planning plant?

Hi to all.

I have following situation:

Plant 1

Plant 2

Now plant 2 shold take over the maintenance activities only for a certain cost center in plant 1. The rest

of the cost centers of plant 1 will be still in charge of maintenance department of plant 1. Therefore I will

not assign plant 2 as planning plant to plant 1 in customizing settings.

My question refers to the set-up of the equipments of this particular cost center and the generated orders:

1. Maintenance plant:

I would leave all equipments on maintenance plant 1 as they stay physically in plant 1 and also belong to plant 1.

2. Responsible main work center:

I would assign the equipments to a work center from plant 2.

3. Planning plant:

That's the question - should it be planning plant 2 or planning plant 1?

What I have to consider (reports, controlling,..) in each scenario?

Thanks a lot in advance for your recommendations!

Regards,

P.

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  • Posted on Oct 08, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Anyone has a clue/hint for me?

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 06:18 AM

    Hi,

    Planning plant will be Plant 2 as some maintenance activities for Plant1.For record purpose this will be ok and for cost report anyway you can pull data from respective costcenters.

    Please consider/consult with your FICO team opinions .

    Regards

    Vivek

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  • Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Greetings Patrick,

    Are you only using Equipments in this setup, or Functional Locations which have Equipments installed?

    Also, I assume that both Plants mentioned belong to the same Company Code? This will be important in the assignment of the Cost Centre. You need to consider which Company Code the other Plant belongs to.

    I expect that there will be 3 cases in your master data setup:

    1) Equipments which belong to Plant A, Cost Centre A and are planned by Planning Plant A for a Work Centre in Planning Plant A

    2) Equipments which belong to Plant B, Cost Centre B and are planned by Planning Plant B for a Work Centre in Planning Plant B

    3) Equipments which belong to Plant A, Cost Centre B and are planned by Planning Plant B for a Work Centre in Planning Plant B

    In case of 3) all the Work Orders that you create for that Equipment will belong to Planning Plant B and work based off this Planning Plant's configuration, such as Order Types, scheduling parameters etc.

    As far as reporting goes, please consider any selection variants based off Plant vs. Planning Plant - consider MCI3, MIC4 etc.

    On the CO side of things, since the Orders for 3) will all by default settle to the Location Cost Centre maintained (if you are settlign to CCs) and the Activities will also come from a Work Centre in Planning Plant B (if you are using internal activity), these will be contained in the CO structures relevant to Plant B. So I expect all to be fine here (but please check with your FICO team!)

    Consider where do you place the burden of master data maintenance, as when you assign a Plant A Equipment to Plant B under this setup, you need to update at least 3 independent data elements (Planning Plant, Work Centre, Cost Centre)

    And lastly, consider the authorization object values - for actions on 3) you will need Plant B in I_IWERK and Plant A in I_SWERK for instance.

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