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Plant Maintenance Go Live – May 7
05/04/2007 Staff members in Housing, Campus Physical Plant, and Medical Center Physical Plant will begin using the Plant Maintenance module on May 7 to support facility management and operations.
Work RequestsDepartmental business staff should continue to follow the same processes for reporting problems and requesting services. The web forms remain the same.
Campus Physical Plant
For Campus Physical Plant, Gerald Smyth, 257-8497
For Medical Center Physical Plant, Ernie Peel, 323-8028For Housing Services, Barry Russell, 257-2042, ext. 228
Managers, shop superintendents, and others in Auxiliary Services and Physical Plant will soon learn more about the PM implementation. Tuesday presentations are scheduled for this group September 26-October 31. Each presentation highlights a particular aspect of Plant Maintenance and includes demonstrations.
PM Team members visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently to observe that institution’s use of the SAP Plant Maintenance module. MIT implemented Plant Maintenance in 2004 and uses the system to capture work order costs for external charges, internal labor, and materials used. Since its implementation, MIT has realized efficiencies through PM’s support of scheduling work and preventive maintenance. Students and employees at MIT utilize web interfaces to report problems and request service.
The trip proved beneficial for the UK representatives who plan to utilize PM to gain the benefits now enjoyed by MIT.
Beginning in late April, the PM Team and Workgroup began the process of gathering information for the Business Blueprint. During weekly workshops, the participants learn about the SAP features for Plant Maintenance from consultant Bruce Miller. In turn, they teach him about UK’s plant and equipment requirements and current processes.
Presentations are used for each workshop to cover the major components of the PM functionality.
The blueprinting sessions will provide the information and understanding necessary for the Plant Maintenance Business Blueprint due in October.