Work Center

Work centers (PDS010) are used extensively throughout M3 to define resources such as people and machines. Work centers are part of a hierarchy consisting of department, area, and work center.

Work centers describe the availability of the work center, cost per hours, efficiency and so on.

Description

In Maintenance, work centers are required on services, planned work orders, and work orders. They are likely to define individual groups of people such as mechanics, electricians, or operators.

It is possible to define work centers as individuals although this may be too detailed. Individuals can be assigned to work through skills.

Work centers (panel F) also define whether the work order header screen should be shown automatically when the last operation is closed, or whether it should be called manually by the user, using (MOS050).

The following MI Transactions exist for work centers:

AddWorkCenter - Creates a new work center in the Work Center table (MPDWCT). The system also may impact the following tables under certain conditions:

UpdWorkCenter - Sends updates to a work center in the Work Center table (MPDWCT). The system also may update the following tables under certain conditions:

DelWorkCenter - deletes a work center from the Work Center table (MPDWCT).

The DelWorkCenter transaction must validate the following before the Work Center can be deleted:

The DelWorkCenter transaction also may impact the following tables under certain conditions:

Note: When the Add, Update, or Delete Work Center transaction data is sent inbound to the system, the Work Center Responsible (WCRE) field value, which represents who is responsible for information about the work center, must be a valid system user. Otherwise, the system will provide an error.
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