A single work center in SAP (tcode CR01, CRC1) can be created to represent multiple machines on the shopfloor. For eg if I have 200 machines on the shopfloor, I can actually combine them such that each CR01 work center groups for eg 2 machines. Thus I would land up creating just 100 work centers in SAP. Is there any best practice to group machines into work centers so that the amount of master data in the system is reduced ? Like for eg if 2 machines need to be scheduled simultaneously then I would create a single work center with 2 individual capacites in SAP.
I am not looking for creating work center hierarchies. Just that my client has 200 machines in their legacy system and I want to collapse them to 100 work centers in SAP when the data is loaded into SAP. Thus I am trying to find out some rules based on which I can combine multiple machines into a single workcenter.