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Idle time can be captured during confirmations or through PM Breakdown notifications.This Blog is regarding a workaround solution for capturing the production idle time by production department.


During production process machine is idle for various reasons like machine repairs,no power etc. With reference to the machine and reason code machine total idle time needs to be recorded along with start date, start time, end date and end time.


Each Machine is created as Equipment. Production Work center is assigned to equipment and PM Notification concept is used to capture the Idle time with required reason codes and times.


Path: Plant Maintenance and Customer Service - Maintenance and Service Processing - Maintenance and Service Notifications -Overview of Notification Type

Created Notification IT of type 01 -Maintenance Notification as displayed below

Included only two tabs as given below

Changed the Tab header description as required to be displayed. Here option to add icon is also available.

QS41 - Reason codes

Master Data:

Assigning Work Center to Equipment.

Equipment created in IE01 and production work center assigned as shown below in IE02 (Change Equipment)


Process Steps:

Create and Complete Notification ( IW21):

Below screen appears. Select Notification of Type IT

Enter the Equipment Number and put F4 under Code group to display the reason codes.

Select the reason code

Enter the Total Idle Hours under Activity text, Start  Date, Start Time, End Date and End Time as displayed below

If we click on Location data Tab Production Work Center assigned to the equipment will be displayed.

Click on Release Flag to release the notification.

Click on Complete Flag to complete the notification.

Enter the reference date, time and click on continue.

Notification 100000023 got created, Idle Time got recorded and Notification completed in system.

Once Notification is completed status changed to NOCO and further changes are not allowed as displayed below.


IW64 - List of Notifications with Type IT will display all the idle time notifications.

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