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Basic Questions that helps in PM implementation estimation

How maintenance is planned within your company?  De-Centralized, Centralized or Partial Centralized?

How is capacity planning performed in your maintenance plants?

Are certain types of maintenance work planned or executed with consideration to the plant sections?

Do you subdivide your maintenance plant in locations to facilitate the maintenance job or for purpose of reporting?

How is maintenance work organized?

How are the maintenance teams / labor resources organized?

How are your technical systems structured?

What types of technical objects do you handle (Types of Equipment and functional location)?

Is the hierarchy for functional locations structured according to spatial, functional or technical viewpoints? Is Real Estate objects are integrated?

How detailed should the functional location hierarchy be (for example, number of levels, installation and dismantling of equipment)?

Do you link documents to functional locations/Equipment?

Do you need to record the performance of functional locations using measuring points and counters?

Do you track warranties/Guaranties?

Are your technical objects classified (Class/Chars) used in you company?

List and describe the different categories of equipment/Functional Location that you maintain.

How many equipment and functional location you manage in your system?

Do you use Object part, Damage, Cause and Activity analysis?

Do you use Fleet Maintenance process?

Do you use Equipment BoMs? Whats the volume of data?

What types of Task List do you use? Whats the volume of data?

Do you use Maintenance Plans (for example Time based or Performance based or both)?

What maintenance type do you do (for example Breakdown, Corrective, Calibration, Refurbishment, Preventive etc.)?

Do you have any third party system integrated with SAP PM?

How do you settle the cost and how you see the cost reports on Equipment and Functional location?

Which reports do you use in SAP PM?

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      Author's profile photo Manish G
      Manish G

      Very much informative ,will help beginner or even experience consultant