Starting Work Order Operations

This document explains how work orders and work order operations are started or deferred to another date. Work orders and operations are started to indicate that work is in progress and also to begin collecting actual labor time.

Use this process either when you start working on jobs or when you want to defer jobs to another time.

Outcome

The job is either reported as started (and the start date on the work order is updated), or it is deferred to another date when there is time to complete it. Work can start on the maintenance object. It is also possible to issue tools and materials needed for the job.

For more information about changes in M3, refer to the documents listed in the See Also section.

Before you start

The starting conditions listed in Performing Maintenance must be met.

Description

Use these options when you start working on jobs or when you want to defer jobs to another time.

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