The PPM in SAP stands for Plant maintenance process. It is a process used in SAP to manage the maintenance of an organization's equipment and machinery. The PPM process covers all aspects of maintenance, from planning and scheduling to execution and monitoring.
The PPM process is based on three main pillars:
Maintenance planning: This component of the PPM process is responsible for creating and maintaining a master schedule of all maintenance activities. This schedule includes all planned downtime for maintenance, as well as any unplanned downtime that may occur.
Maintenance execution: This component of the PPM process is responsible for executing the maintenance activities specified in the maintenance schedule. This includes both corrective and preventive maintenance.
Maintenance monitoring: This component of the PPM process is responsible for monitoring the performance of the maintenance activities. This includes tracking metrics such as downtime, equipment uptime, and maintenance cost.