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What is the difference between Org. Unit and Work Center?

When there are Org. Units, then what is the purpose of Work Centers? Can there be an organization without Work Centers? Or Work Centers should exist for every Org. Unit?

How are Work Centers different from Org. Units. How can it be identified that this is Work Center and this is an Org. Unit? How should they be mapped?

Can somebody clearly explain this?

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Nivedita.

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    Posted on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:05 AM

    Work Centers are created in Production Planning? Did that mean that a HR consultant need not create them in OM?

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      Hi,

      Cost centers are created by CO consultant and the are external Om objects and workcenter are created by PP consultant and are associated with so many other things like activity type , Task etc.

      Regards,

      Kapil

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    Posted on Jan 18, 2009 at 06:24 AM

    When there are Org. Units, then what is the purpose of Work Centers? Can there be an organization without Work Centers? Or Work Centers should exist for every Org. Unit?

    Work Centre could be as small as a particular Desk/ cabin or as big as City...so there is no comparison of both.

    Work Centres are used to indicate if we want to specify certain relationship or restrictions based on specific location, say if I want to maintain specific incentives based on Production unit, so I can define it as Work Centre..I want to define some position for handicap person,I can restrict it on a work centre.

    Organisation Units and Work centres are independent and Org units can exist without Work Centres.

    How are Work Centers different from Org. Units. How can it be identified that this is Work Center and this is an Org. Unit? How should they be mapped?

    Work Centre "A" and Org unit "O" if you want to identify in existing structure, however if you want to define, usually we use org unit to define further structure in this where as Work centre to specify certain conditions associated with that particular location/desk.

    I hope it is clear...

    Thanks for assurance of points in advance... 😉

    Best Wishes

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    Posted on Jan 18, 2009 at 08:33 AM

    HI NIvedita,

    A work center is an organizational unit where a work step is carried out .. and work centers are created in production lanning and are assigned to organizational units in OM.

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    Kapil

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    Posted on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:29 AM

    Thanks a lot Kapil. I was in a wrong idea that Work Centers would also be mapped and configured by a HR Consultant.

    That was timely help. Full points awarded!

    Regards,

    Nivedita.

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