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Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal

What is Production Resource/Tool

Introduction

In a manufacturing industry, other than raw materials there are number of things needed to manufacture a product. For example machinery, instruments, equipments, tools, documents, etc., some are stationary, big in size and some are movable, small in size, some are trivial but extremely useful.

Production Resources and Tools are movable/non stationary operating resource, that are required to perform an activity and can be used repeatedly during the manufacturing process.

 

Basics

In Production Planning world, Production Resource/Tool(PRT) is a kind of master data. It is categorized under 4 umbrellas

  1. Material PRT : Material Master Data
  2. Equipment PRT : Equipment Master Data
  3. Document PRT : Document Master Data
  4. Miscellaneous PRT : PRT Master Data

This means Master data related to Material, Equipment and Document can be used as PRT and any resources or tools other than these can be categorized as Miscellaneous or Other PRT.

 

Usage

PRT can be used in many processes. For example

  1. In Production Planning (PP) – PRT, which is somehow a tool, can be used by a certain step in Routing and Master Recipe and finally taken into Production Order and Process Order.
  2. In Plant Maintenance and Customer Service (PM & CS) – PRT can be used by the operations in Maintenance Task List and finally taken into Maintenance Order.
  3. In Project System (Network and Activities) – PRT can be used by certain activities in Network to calculate how many PRTs would be needed.

 

Master Data Structure

PRT master data consists of two part. One is Basic Data and the other one is Default Data.

Basic Data defines basic attributes of PRT. for example, the unit, location and authorization group of PRT.

Default Data defines attributes including scheduling data and formula which are used to control how a PRT is used in transactions( e.g. Production Order and Maintenance Order).

Material PRT

Material PRT is maintained by T-code MM01/MM02. There is a tab to maintain PRT info on a material.

Equipment PRT

Equipment PRT is maintained by T-code IE01/IE02. There is a tab to maintain PRT info on equipment.

Document PRT

Document PRT is maintained by T-code CV01N/CV02N. Document which is allowed to used as PRT can be customized! 

Miscellaneous PRT

Miscellaneous PRT is pure PRT master data and it is maintained by T-code CF01/CF02.

Closing

Now you know what is PRT and how simple it is. It can be any object like a screw driver, a plier, which are used repeatedly in process of manufacturing but are never delivered with the product. It can be a document, manual, guidelines, an equipment, portable machinery or a material.

Hopefully, this blog post can help you to start with using PRT tcodes.

 

 

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Appreciate it if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions. Cheers!~

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      Author's profile photo R Brahmankar
      R Brahmankar

      Hello,

      Informative, however, if you would explain how it can be used or integrated in the production process would be good.

      Thanks a lot for sharing !!

      Best Regards,

      R.Brahmankar

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Brahmankar,

      Thanks a lot for your feedback.

      PRT usage and integration with production process is great idea for my next blog. I will surely post one soon.

      Thanks, Charu

       

      Author's profile photo Omar Saad
      Omar Saad

      Thanks for your prompt feed back, if information you provided is right please ask concern department to change official note 350614 - Production resource/tool and process manufacturing

      thanks again

      Author's profile photo Vignesh Veerasamy
      Vignesh Veerasamy

      Hi Charu Agarwal

      Great blog.

      Informative.Keep going.

      Vignesh V

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Vignesh 🙂

      Author's profile photo Roopika Srinivas
      Roopika Srinivas

      Very useful and concise article Charu. Keep going 🙂

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for appreciating Roopika 🙂

      Author's profile photo Amit Sharma
      Amit Sharma

      Very informative and  well explained blog

      Thank you for sharing !!

      Regards,

      Amit

       

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Amit for your kind words 🙂

      Author's profile photo Tomas Kämpe
      Tomas Kämpe

      Hi and thank you for a great blog. I am currently working with a customer where we are investigating if we should recommend PRT or not. This customer is using Process order and not Production Order. Does PRT also work with Process order?

      Regards, Tomas

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tomas,

      For earlier releases, it wasn't supported. But starting from 2020CE, it is supported.

      Thanks,

      Charu

       

      Author's profile photo Omar Saad
      Omar Saad

      its very basic details, unfortunately PRT's can't be used with master recipe or process orders, please correct the blog

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Omar,

      Thanks for your comments.

      PRT can be used for master recipe as well as process orders.

      I am part of development team for the same. Kindly let me know if you have any more doubts.

      Thanks,

      Charu

       

       

      Author's profile photo Peter Atkin
      Peter Atkin

      Charu,

      I have been digging into the PRT functionality also..

      You can also add a Measurement Point PRT by activating business functions LOG_EAM_CI_3 and LOG_EAM_CI_4 in SFW5. But I think this only works with PM orders..

      I have a few PPT slides that maybe useful here if you want to contact me via the link below:

      PeteA

      Author's profile photo Charu Agarwal
      Charu Agarwal
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Peter,

      I have send you connection request on LinkedIn 🙂

      Thanks,

      Charu

      Author's profile photo Peter Atkin
      Peter Atkin

      Can you please resend the request - I deleted it because I didnt recognise the name..

      Author's profile photo Luis Enrique Pachas Aguero
      Luis Enrique Pachas Aguero

      Hi Charu, I am in a project in Peru, where my client asked if it is possible to use PRT in the planning recipe and in the process order, in the S / 4 Hana 2019 version.

      I would be very grateful if within the improvement that they are developing in SAP India for this requirement, you can share some progress later.

      Thanks

      Luis Pachas

      Author's profile photo Govardhan Maile
      Govardhan Maile

      Nice Blog... helps to rewind our selves, Mainly with miscellaneous PRT usage...