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Equipment in functional location structure

Hi,

We use the functional location structure to create an overview of our machines. We divided our machine in parts and we linked a bill of material to these parts. The bill of material is build of equipments.

We have some machines who contain the same materials. But we can't add this equipment to multiple bills of material in the functional location structure.

It's not desirable to give one material more than one equipment number. so does anyone have a solution for our problem?

In advance, thank you for your help.

Luc K.

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  • Oct 27, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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    • Luc,

      Essentially you have machines for which certain components are the same, and thus, these components have the same Bills of Material.

      Most companies have the need to have one Bill of Material that applies to multiple Equipment or multiple Functional Locations. Along with Pete's suggestion of Installed Base, most companies use the IBAU Maintenance Assembly Material Type and/or the Construction Type Field on the Equipment for this requirement . The value in the Construction Type is a Material number, so both of these alternatives use Material.

      Using the IBAU Maintenance Assembly method, you put the IBAU material number in the BOM for (all) the Equipment or FLocs that have the same component. Then the (material) BOM for the IBAU material number will show under the Equipment or FLoc.

      Using the Construction Type method, you assign the material as the Construction Type within (all) the Equipment or FLocs that are the same. Then the (material) BOM for the Construction Type will show under the Equipment or FLoc. The material for the Construction Type can be of any Material Type (IBAU, HIBE, ERSA, NLAG, ....)

      You said, "It's not desirable to give one material more than one equipment number." What is the reason?

      Regards,

      TRE

  • Oct 31, 2017 at 07:40 AM

    Luc,

    Please do not create duplicate posts - its gainst the forum rule.

    People will respond if thy have an answr.

    PeteA

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