SAP PLANT MAINTENANCE (SAP PM)
Plant Maintenance support activities associated with planning, performing repairs and preventive maintenance. It compliments the MM and PP modules.
Efficient plant maintenance is vital to a company's ability to optimize and harmonize its production processes.
For companies using SAP's R/3 system, the effective implementation and use of the Plant Maintenance (PM) component represents a strategy with considerable practical benefits.
This course offers a clear introduction to this small but sophisticated component and provides a highly practical guide to implementing PM. Beginning with an examination of the key business processes underlying PM functionality, the Course goes on to cover all the crucial aspects of maintenance planning and execution in R/3.
Particular attention is given to integrating plant maintenance with a company's natural process flow. If you are an engineer or have a science degree and work with oil and gas or any energy organization then this module is for you As a SAP PM consultant you will be responsible for working on various client sites, where you will have the opportunity to work on some of the best projects within the market, in some of the most developed SAP site.
The SAP PM module is able to plan and manage scheduled, proactive, maintenance procedures designed to prevent, or predict, breakdowns to critical systems, which can be costly not only in terms of repair, but also in terms of lost production. In difficult, demanding industries, such as the oil production industry, the SAP PM module can increase the availability of the multitude of pumps, valves and other equipment that constitute an oil drilling platform.
The SAP PM module also allows maintenance organizations to identify and rectify problems with any of the equipment under their control, whether they’re cause by complete failure or deterioration over time.
The SAP PM module automatically pinpoints the exact location of faulty equipment and generates a detailed maintenance order, including any necessary specifications, engineering drawings and safety precautions. All of these details are critically important because if any of them are missing maintenance may not be possible, potentially halting production or endangering lives or both.
One of the major benefits of the SAP PM module is that it allows plant maintenance to be broken down into various levels, at both the planning and performance stages.
The SAP PM module obviously permits individual, independent equipment, such as vehicles, to be maintained independently, but also permits other types of equipment, such as a production line -- which consist of several pieces of interdependent equipment -- to be maintained as a “functional location,” rather than a collection of independent components.
Overall, the SAP PM module allows plant maintenance businesses and functions to be standardized across an organization and integrated with other functions.