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PI Sheets in PP-PI offer a lot of functionality to streamline a manufacturing process in SAP ERP. During my time in consulting I realized that it is essential that project team members have a common understanding on what these PI Sheets look like and what they are suposed to do. In that time I have developped several tools to support this and I have now uploaded them to SDN.
These tools can also be used for the new work instruction sheets which are available for the production order (PP) in discrete industries (Release ERP 2006 EhP3 and beyond).

To get the tools go to this XStep Cafe post. Select the part ‘PI Sheet Productivity Tools’. The zip file contains a Word documentation and the following files:

Name Type Description
Quick Design PowerPoint
  • Creation of draft Powerpoint presentations
Quick Design & Table Layout Excel
  • PI Sheet design in Excel
  • Check of table layout, specially the width to avoid too much scrolling
  • You can also add Excel formulas to early demonstrate calculations done within the PI Sheet
Process Instructions Templates Excel
  • PI Sheet design in Excel
  • Use templates with correct syntax of process instruction characteristics
  • Show different variables used in the PI Sheet (Gives a good overview)
  • Copy of process instructions into ERP (Pre-XStep)
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  1. Alejandro Lopez R

    For today, We use processing instructions to define PI sheets, these tools help us to describe with details the  design changes and to understand the impact of the changes.

    Thank you for the valuable information.

    Alejandro López.

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