Here is a sample on how a Refurbishment is being done in Plant Maintenance:
■ Procurement of spare parts: For certain high-value components you procure spares in order to be able to replace the component immediately in the case of a breakdown. Procurement of spares is handled by Material Management. The spares are ordered and delivered.
■ Withdrawal of repairable spares/return of defective repairable spares: When a repairable spares item becomes defective, then it must be replaced with another suitable one. The defective part is removed and sent back to the warehouse while a replacement spare part is withdrawn from the warehouse and installed in its place.
■ Creating a refurbishment order: When the number of defective repairable spares in the warehouse has reached a certain level, the maintenance planner in charge creates a refurbishment order. The planner defines the timeframe for the refurbishment and plans all the operations materials, tools, etc. required for the refurbishment.
■ Order release: After planning has been completed, the refurbishment order is released.
■ Withdrawal from the warehouse: The defective/used repairable spares as well as any additional materials planned in the order which are needed for the refurbishment are withdrawn from the warehouse.
■ Confirmation: The work done, the refurbishment order is confirmed by the employees concerned. These confirmations show the work progress.
■ Return to warehouse: The repaired/refurbished parts are returned to the warehouse in accordance with the planning in the order as a goods receipt. To this end, you can call up the object list from the refurbishment order as a reference. It helps you identify individual repairable spares. If an item cannot be refurbished, cancel the reservation and post it to scrap.
■ Order completion: The order can be completed as soon as refurbishment is finished.