Asset as in “Asset Number” in Oracle eAM module represents an individual object. It could be an equipment, a part of equipment, a group of equipments that collectively performs a function, a facility or just an area. Any thing that gets maintained (predominantly physical maintenance) by a business organisation can be treated as an asset in Oracle eAM, defined as an Asset number.
an eAM Asset number must belong to an eAM Asset Group. For better clarity on the data model of the eAM Asset Group, please read my blog where I have explained the eAM Assets inter-relationships with other modules.
In this blog I want to explain how an individual Asset (eAM Asset Number) relates to the key data objects within Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM) module.
Please take a look at following diagram that illustrates the direct and indirect links between eAM Asset Number with other objects:
- eAM Attributes are set against an eAM Asset Number. These attributes are combined into groups.
- eAM Activities are assigned to an eAM Asset Number. Each activity has individual Routing and Bill of material definitions.
- eAM Meters are assigned to an eAM Asset Number. Each meter reading details are updated against the Asset.
- eAM PM Schedules are assigned right down to an eAM Asset Number. Same goes with PM Suppressions.
- Bill of material are defined at eAM Asset Group level only. ie, all eAM Assets belonging to that eAM Asset Group share that bill. The effectivity of a particular bill component is be limited to one or range of eAM Asset Numbers by using ‘Serial Effectivity’ control functionality within bill of material definition.
- Routings are defined at eAM Asset Group level only. ie, all eAM Assets belonging to that eAM Asset Group share that routing.
- Quality Plans are assigned at eAM Asset Group level. This can be done right at the eAM Asset level as well.
- Documents (or links) can be attached to an eAM Asset Number. These attachments will get defaulted on to the eAM work orders created for that asset.
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