Connect Preferred Supplier to WO Subcontracting Operation

This document describes how you manage a preferred supplier for a specific subcontracting operation on a service using 'Subcontracting. Connect Supplier' (MOS018) or 'Subcontracting. Connect Supplier' (ECS018).

The generation of work requests and work orders can be done in several ways, but they are always based on a service definition defined in 'Service. Open' (MOS300).

This definition consists, amongst other things, of materials and operations (labor activities).

An operation can be performed by in-house staff or external, the latter is known as subcontracting within M3 BE.

A subcontractor is a defined supplier within 'Supplier. Open' (CRS620) where you potentially have a purchase agreement that holds the agreed price for a particular job activity.

Limitations

Before you start

Define preferred supplier for a service in (MOS018)

Workflow:

  1. Start (MOS300/B).
  2. Select the service for which you want to manage the subcontracting operation and select related option 12='Product structure' to display (PDS002/B).
  3. Ensure you are working within sorting order 3-'Components/W/C'.

    Select the subcontracting operation for which you want to set a supplier and select related option 65='Subcontracting Supplier' to display (MOS018/B).

  4. Specify the facility group and/or facility and select 'Create' to display the E panel.
  5. On the E panel, specify the supplier that this operation will be subcontracted to.

    Only facility groups where parameter 'Restrict fac' is activated can be used.

    There are three levels in (MOS018) to define a supplier, from generic to specific:

    • Facility group from (MOS008).

      This is used if all facilities connected to that group has the same preferred supplier.

    • Facility group + facility from (MOS008) and (MOS009).

      This is used to make an exception for one or more facilities that are used within a facility group.

    • Facility - from (CRS008).

      This is used for facilities not belonging to a facility group.

Define a preferred supplier for a service revision in (ECS018)

Workflow:

  1. Start (ECS300/B).
  2. Select the service revision for which you want to manage the subcontracting operation and select related option 12='Product structure' to display 'Service Revision. Connect Operations and Materials' (ECS312/B).
  3. Select the operation for which you want to set a supplier and select related option 65= 'Subcontracting Supplier' to display (ECS018/B).
  4. Specify the facility group and/or facility and select 'Create' to display the E panel.
  5. On the E panel, specify the supplier that this operation will be subcontracted to.

    Only facility groups where parameter 'Restrict fac' is activated can be used.

    There are three levels in (ECS018) to define a supplier, from generic to specific:

    • Facility group from (MOS008).

      This is used if all facilities connected to that group has the same preferred supplier.

    • Facility group + facility from (MOS008) and (MOS009).

      This is used to make an exception for one or more facilities that are used within a facility group.

    • Facility - from (CRS008).

      This is used for facilities not belonging to a facility group.

Flowchart

This flowchart shows both workflows covered in this document.

REQ flowchart

Verification steps to determine supplier ID and estimated price:

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