SAP Plant Manintenance
PEAK Industrial Solutions provides the following services to users of SAP Plant Maintenance:
- Consulting and Implementation
- Data Entry and Data Transfer
- Turn Key
PEAK can interface SAP Plant Maintenance to non-SAP systems, such as a building control system, vibration analysis, or other systems.
PEAK provides on-site (client-site) training as well as off-site training (held at PEAK’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on how to effectively use SAP Plant Maintenance.
The cost of training is a per-day fee plus expenses. These sessions can accommodate any number of trainees. (In PEAK’s experience, the most efficient group size is around eight people per training session.)
Training should be an ongoing process. As users leave, their replacements must be trained as thoroughly as if they had been original users. Training should be coordinated with implementation. Trainees should leave the class and use what they have learnt immediately.
Consulting / Implementation
Efficient plant maintenance is vital to a company’s ability to optimize its production processes. For companies using SAP, the effective implementation and use of the PM component represents a strategy with considerable operational benefits.
Each member of PEAK’s management has more than two decades of experience in maintenance system implementation. They are highly qualified to consult and oversee the implementation process. Consultation can occur on-site or off-site, and can pertain to any portion of – or to the entirety of – the implementation process.
PEAK’s implementation process follows the plan laid out by the flowchart. Several attributes stand out as key steps in the process. These include:
- Scope of Project
- Follow Up/Monitor
Scope of Project
This step involves reviewing the ongoing work process flow and identifying inefficiencies, then recommending a proper process flow. This helps define the scope of the SAP implementation project. It is first necessary to determine which components of Plant Maintenance to use. Similarly, the most critical equipment should be entered into the system first, with the less critical equipment to follow. The same prioritization applies to parts. “Scope of Project” also determines whether to interface with other systems, and sets a time-frame for the entire process.
The planning phase determines the “what,” why,” “who,” and “how” of a maintenance system. There are many different codes that should to be defined before entering the data, such as:
- Work order type
- Failure codes
- Repair codes
- Work order priority
- Equipment criticality
- Work order status
Planning also determines numbering schemes (equipment numbering scheme, parts numbering scheme), location, vendors (primary and secondary), cross-referencing requirements, parts label design, documents to be linked to parts’ records, and ordering. Planning and coordinating these codes and schemes is a key element to successful implementation.
After implementation is complete, it is important to continuously monitor and find what isn’t working. This ensures that the system can be quickly and efficiently improved. This includes helping customers set up key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure that goals are met or exceeded. PEAK helps set up new KPIs as a company progresses. If you are not meeting your goals, PEAK investigates why and works on improvements until you meet your goals.
Data Entry/Data Transfer
Data entry and data transfer comprise one of the most important steps in maintenance system implementation. PEAK transfers data from legacy systems, from Excel, or from almost any electronic format into SAP Plant Maintenance.
PEAK completes every aspect of the installation process before handing it over to the customer, relieving maintenance departments of burdensome operations such as data gathering and data entry. Maintenance departments are already busy solving emergency/breakdown problems. PEAK offers this turnkey solution as an alternative means of implementing the maintenance system, which will in turn simplify the day-to-day maintenance of your facility.
PEAK Industrial Solutions, LLC’s management team has extensive experience (over 2 decades) in maintenance system implementation.