Introduction to the Parts Inventory application
About the link between Parts Inventory and PM
Given the robustness of this Spare Parts Inventory application, having it embedded within the MP Maintenance Management program would be impractical, both for the warehouseman and for the maintenance personnel.
Considering that in most companies there is one or more warehouses of spare parts and consumables that are operated by personnel independent of the personnel who administer and carry out maintenance work, it is impractical for them or the storekeepers to have to enter the Management application of maintenance MP to carry out right there, all the procedures and movements implicit in the inventory management.
Therefore, it is important to understand that this application is specifically focused for the personnel in charge of the warehouse to make all kinds of movements of inputs and outputs of spare parts and consumables, carry out physical inventories, calculate the value of the warehouse by different methods, perform transfers between warehouses, make adjustments, obtain a list of the spare parts that must be supplied to the warehouse, etc.
Notwithstanding this separation between the Spare Parts Inventory and the MP Maintenance Management application, both are linked and interact with each other, so that maintenance personnel can consult the information that they are interested in knowing from the Maintenance Management application, such as Stock of spare parts, where are the spare parts, the spare parts used by each team, the spare parts linked to maintenance activities, etc.
Maintenance personnel will also be able to generate warehouse vouchers from the MP Maintenance Management application, but from there they will not be able to carry out entry and exit movements that correspond to the warehouse workers.
To carry out this procedure it is necessary to have previously created your PM and Inventory of spare parts databases
Link of the Inventory database with the MP database (from the MP)
Maintenance personnel need to check the stock and characteristics of the spare parts required to carry out maintenance work. The connection between the MP Maintenance Management application and the Parts Inventory application allows information to be shared between the two to: create vouchers, record consumptions, generate resource flows, and view information on spare parts and consumables.
Steps to link the PM databases with a Warehouse of the Parts Inventory application:
The connection between the PM and the spare parts inventory only allows each PM database to be linked to a specific warehouse, instead, several PM databases can be linked to the same warehouse.
Link of the Inventory database with the PM database (from the Inventory)
As we mentioned, a warehouse can be linked to more than one Maintenance Management database, so it is necessary to link each of the PM databases from the spare parts inventory application.
Steps to link warehouses from the Parts Inventory database with a PM database:
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