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Dear sdn,

my client is asking that production manager should be able to know about the equipment wheather it is available or not before placing an order for production.

One of my friend who is also pm consultant replied as follows;

the production manager wants to see wheather the equiment is avialable or not, for that you have to define the work center of that machine that was created in PP in your equipment master data main work center when you create a maintenance order the work center comes automatically and in maintenance order below PM Activity tab their is an option were you can selet In operation or Not in Operation from there you can manage the equipment and when production manager wants to create a production order system can pop-up a message that the maintenance order is created against this work center. In this way you can see wheather the equipment is available or not.

I have done that also, even then there are results, when i use "cor1" which is production process order transaction, it simply places order without giving any error. kindly reply soon.


Agha Khurram Shah

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  • Posted on Aug 09, 2007 at 12:20 PM

    hi shah,

    as per my undersanding if the equipment is used for production operation then you have to specify the Production work center in equipment master data in location tab page only. then in maintenance order in the operation tab page you have to specify the SYSTEM CONDITON whether it is shutdown or not.then only the capacity requirement will be seen through PP.

    Before that you have to create system condition in IMG menu and it has to be reserved for PM

    IMG>Plant maintenance>maintenance and service order>general data>create system or operating condition



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    • Former Member Thyagarajan Krishnamurthy

      Hi K.thyagarajan

      thanks for your continuous help, i think i am near the solution. previouisly my work order was not providing any scheduling function and now i can schedule. futher, previously when i was running transaction "cm01" it was showing me only pp order capacity not the pm orders capacity. now it is showing me both, only "cor1" transaction is not showing any response.. what i know about control key is that pm01 is for internal maintenance and pm03 is external service procurement. if pp consultant is defining any other control key to use then how i will distinguish between internal and external processing.

      Thanks for helping me.


      Agha Khurram Shah

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    Posted on Aug 16, 2007 at 05:53 AM


    not sure if you have already got the solution.

    There are two fields which integrate the PP capacity planning with PM capacity planning.

    1. Workcenter (This is the production workcenter and not the Maintenance workcenter)

    2. System condition.

    If the system condition is set so that the equipment should not be running when the maintenance has to be performed it means that production should stop that time.

    So, how do we achieve this?

    When we create the maintenance order and plan it ensure that the production workcenter is in the maintenance order. Also, set the system condition field to value not in operation.

    Now, in the planning board for the PP order when it is being created it will show that the production workcenter's capacity will show as unavailable. The standard colour for the blocked capacity is black.

    Also, depending on how you have set the capacity availability check for your production order it will do the checks and give you an error/warning during order creation or release.

    Hope this helps


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    • Former Member

      Hi Bala,

      Thanks for your reply, i have received some detailed answers which were very helpful. But still i have not reached the requirement. may be i think i have done every thing on pm side but some thing on pp side is remaining which if some one knows please do tell.



      Agha Khurram Shah

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:04 AM

    Excellent help provided, thanks to sdn

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