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Ideo implements SAP MRS at RET Technology and in doing so offers real-time insight into the availability of staff and planned assignments.

About RET

RET provides regional public transportation in Rotterdam. The departments Engineering Bureau, Fleet Services, Fleet Management, Infra Management, and Infra Services are responsible for keeping the infrastructure and vehicles in perfect condition. They carry out repairs and preventative maintenance and fulfill a very important role with new build and replacement.

The Challenge

RET wants to achieve a clear-cut way of planning within Infra Services and Fleet Services by utilising SAP MRS to work with one integrated planning tool. The idea behind this is one source and one truth. RET wanted a better insight into the available capacity to make it possible to utilise specific knowledge, such as a security man, in different places so external parties are no longer needed. This would ensure a better quality of control information and a better assurance of object focused maintenance. Furthermore, RET expects to loose less time on progress monitoring as worked hours are directly available.

SAP MRS offers RET real-time insight into the availability of personnel, planned assignments, one clear-cut way of working, and one central place for registration.

Selected Solution

To achieve these goals a planning tool was chosen which seamlessly integrates with SAP and which is directly available to the correct employees. SAP MRS provides insight into the long and short term planning. This is possible due to a resource planing in which technical specialists are all grouped into one team and insight into workplace level planning. A direct integration with SAP HR ensures that relevant data, such as time sheets and availability of personnel, are available on the planboard. SAP MRS displays any required production tools to carry out the assignment and offers the possibility to reserve them for that specific assignment. The material availability check ensures that an assignment is never planned when the required materials are not available. The current state of an assignment is made visible on the planboard. This means a planner only needs one glance to see the progress of planned work.

MRS offers RET real-time insight into the availability of personnel, planned assignments, one clear-cut way of working, and one central place for registration. Infra Service was the first department within RET to go live with SAP MRS. Infra Service thus became an example for Fleet Services, which was quick to follow.

Result and Advantages

  • Due to the seamless integration with SAP the information is directly available to the correct employees.
  • Work is done more efficiently, because an assignment is never planned when required materials are not available.
  • There is real-time insight into the availability of personnel and planned assignments.

Facts

Client: RET

Utilised Solutions:

  • SAP MRS

 

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