Handing Back Equipment and Returning Materials and Tools

This document explains how you return tools and materials to the warehouse after work has finished.

Use this process when you need to return the tools you have used, or when surplus or the wrong materials have been issued to a work order.


Tools and unused materials are returned to the warehouse from which they were originally issued. The cost of the materials is removed from the work order. The tools and the materials are available for use on other work orders.

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.

Follow These Steps

  1. De-allocate Tools

    De-allocate tools that you have used during a job. De-allocation can be either manual or automatic, depending on the tool settings in 'Item. Open' (MMS001/J). Manually, this activity can be performed in two different ways.

    Perform manual allocation in 'Allocation. Deallocate Tool' (MMS127) or 'Tool. Allocate' (MOS127).

  2. Return Materials

    Return materials that have not been used because too many were issued or where the wrong ones were issued.

    Return materials in 'Req/Distr Order. Open' (MMS100).

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