SAP Plant Maintenance & EAM
The SAP Plant Maintenance EAM is designed as a business-centric approach to physical asset management intended to increase effeciencies and lower costs. Many companies, however, struggle with completely understanding and leveraging the SAP Plant Maintenance features.
In a recent study conducted by Reliabilityweb.com, 57% of survey responses reported that the CMMS/EAM implantation failed to generate the anticipated return on investment (ROI). Only 20% characterized their CMMS/EAM implementation as successful.
sap plant maintenance solutions
Martin Technical provides the following services to users of SAP Plant Maintenance:
- Consulting and Implementation
- Data Entry and Data Transfer
- SAP Plant Maintenance integration with SAP Inventory and Purchasing.
- Interfacing SAP Plant Maintenance to non-SAP systems, such as a building control system, vibration analysis, or other systems.
We provide on-site (client-site) training on how to effectively use SAP Plant Maintenance. Training can be csutomized to your specific SAP Plant Maintenance needs and is designed so that students will be able to immediately implment what they have learned.
The cost of training is a per-day fee plus expenses. These sessions can accommodate any number of trainees, although we find about 8 people per session is the most effective.
SAP Consulting / Implementation
Efficient plant maintenance is vital to a company’s ability to optimize its production processes. For companies using SAP Plant Maintenance, the effective implementation and use of the PM component represents a strategy with considerable operational benefits.
Our maintenance management experts each have 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.
Our implementation process includes the following key steps in the process:
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 Plant Maintenance 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
- - Departments
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.
Follow-Up and Monitor for Continuous Improvement
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. Martin Technical helps set up new KPIs as a company progresses. If you are not meeting your goals, we investigate why and work 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. Martin Technical transfers data from legacy systems, from Excel, or from almost any electronic format into SAP Plant Maintenance.
Martin Technical 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. We offer this turnkey solution as an alternative means of implementing the SAP Plant Maintenance system, which will in turn simplify the day-to-day maintenance of your facility.
Martin Technical data gathering services involve attaining equipment information from shop floor– manually, if necessary – and entering the data into the system.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation or Quote on Your SAP Plant Maintenance Training or Consulting Needs.