About Greg Olynyk Greg is an SAP PM and PS Trainer for Catalyst Paper. Since 1997 he has acquired valuable experience in the manufacturing industry both in Maintenance and Engineering systems in SAP. Greg has been involved in creating training manuals, tip sheets and Captivate training modules as well as developing and maintaining the Training Centre web space. He has over 20 years experience as an applications trainer with various applications
About CatalystPaper.com Catalyst is amongst North America's leading producers of mechanical printing papers With annual capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. With approximately 2,700 employees Original Go-Live Date: 1997 Current SAP Release: SAP ECC 5.0
Document Management in SAP PM Managing documents is difficult and time consuming for the frontline SAP PM user. Yet file management is important and, in many cases, required for maintenance and repair work to be initiated. Our planners used to spend hours manually creating document packages for their work crews. Now, with the use of task lists, PRTs, and Work Order attachments, they have automated many repetitive procedures and provide the crews with better information in an easier method. In this presentation, I will describe how we are streamlining processes for document management.
Lessons: Ways to save time and frustration Naming conventions are important File management skills are important Linking is better then embedding Document retrieval should be easy
Why Documents? A Picture is worth a thousand words Improves communication Provides field technicians with information to do their jobs You can do it all in SAP We use a third party Printing Add-on to produce document packages for work orders
Horror Stories… 12 page print out ! Attachments fill up SAP server, use links only Poor File management skills…people make mistakes, rename, move, no naming conventions, poor folder structures Personal Mapped drive links Symbols in Filenames #$%&* BMP (huge file size)
What is a Document ? Job procedures, lock-outs, sketches, drawings, pictures, work lists Check Lists (Excel can have multiple authors) Inventory Pictures Manuals Videos
Topics 1)Storing Documents 2)Creating SAP Documents (links) 3)Object Links in Document Settings 4)BOM Links 5)Task List Operation Links (PRTs) 6)Work Order Operation Links (PRTs) 7)Object Links, esp. PM Work Orders 8)Print Manager from Prometheus within PM Work Orders
Storing Documents on Network Network Places - Read / Write Directory Protocol (by Planner GRP or FL) Naming Conventions (asset #, noun) File size (compression, batch resize jpg) Linking issues –Avoid user mapping –Avoid renaming or moving files
Creating Document Links in SAP (CV01N) Access via data carriers for Consistency Document Types (Drawings, JSP, ISO) Versioning (gotcha) Release Strategy Auto-numbering Documents Naming Conventions (so you can find them)
Basic Attributes Application associated Data Carrier by file type Browse to the document
Object Links Select the Object Links tab; Select the Appropriate Object Tab Specify the Object(s)
Object Links By associating a document to an object(s) (example; FL or EQ), the master sheet and any Notification or Work Order created to that object will have the link available via the icon Note: This does NOT add it to the BOM(s)
Documents in BOMs (IB02, IB12, CS02) Technical Objects > Bill of Material > FL BOM > Change
WO Header Documents Supports URL to website(s) Do not attach JPG directly Paste image into WORD Arrows and Call-outs in WORD Save file into read/write network directory Show path in WORD, Excel, PPT (Web toolbar) Rt click > Open With >Internet Explorer for PDFs
Printing PM Work Orders Work Order Print Manager by Prometheus Shop-papers (un-released Work Orders too) WO Header Attachments (defaults to Print) PRTs (defaults to Print) FL / EQ documents Can control at operational level with WOPM
Inventory Images (MM) Link to re-sized JPG (<50K) Image resizer (batch processing) Grid background Build into receiving / business process Images show in Search Materials (ZMSE) Images show in Material Masters GuiXT(MM03)
Conclusions Requires good file management skills Common server for documents Avoid storing on your SAP server SAP has various document linking methods Printing documents should be easy… Gets info out of peoples individual desks out to all on the floor, easily accessed !
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