Work Order not Generated from PM

Sometimes there is this situation where when you try to create work order from PM, the system shows the message that the work order has been created but when you try to search that work order in the work order tracking application, it doesn’t exists.

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One of the reasons for this is if the PM was created when the admin mode is on (which could be the case of initial data upload), entry in the PMANCESTOR is not created for that PM. When the work order is being generated for this PM, even though the message for successful work order creation is displayed, the work order is actually not created because of the missing entry in the PMANCESTOR.

Alert and Warning Intervals in PM (CM)

Alert and warning interval in Preventive Maintenance (CM) have always been confusing. Let me explain you what they are and how to set them.

Alert interval is the point at which a work order is generated. This interval is checked by BDI to generate work order.

Warning interval is the point at which a warning is issued to inform you that a preventive maintenance (PM) record is almost overdue.This interval is checked by BDI to generate warning.

The Assets (CM) application color-codes warnings and overdue PMs.

If the alert interval is null, BDI would create the work order at the moment the PM is generated. So it should never be null.

When setting the alert and warning interval, the Alert and Warning Interval State plays an important role. Here’s how –

Consider a PM with time based frequency as 30 days. Work order for this PM should be created on the 24th days and the warning should be shown from the 27th day. Let’s see how the alert and warning interval should be set to achieve this based on different interval state.

Alert Warning 01

Alert Warning 02

Alert Warning 03

Alert Warning 05

Alert Warning 06