SAP Engineering Workbench is a great utility to provide the extra value over the traditional offerings in SAP Processes.
You normally define the Bills and Task Lists (Routings) in individual processes of SAP (CS01/02 and CA02/02).
You define component assignments to Operations and vice versa through switching between the Routing and Bill multiple times.
You however at any point of time, do not get the wholistic view of how your Product is structured and what sequence of steps are executed, what tools are used and which material is used in which step (Operation).
You are prone to make mistakes if you do not make a notes of which component to be mapped to which Operation or any other relevant transaction.
Engineering workbench provides one interface providing wholistic picture through which you can view the Task lists, Bills and the relations between components and Operations and many other relations.
Changes in integrated manner
When you try to redesign your product you may make changes to the components of one or more products. In particular case of a specific item being upgraded and phased out by another one, the impact is on multiple parents. You may want to make the updates to all the Bills in one go. You are aware the changes can be done through Mass Changes Program. However Mass Changes program can perform one type of change at a time even though it is quite good to make that type of change in multiple bills or task lists.
•What if you want to make multiple changes and to multiple Bills or Task lists?
•What if you want to make one change to the component in one Bill and another change to the same component in a few other bills?
•What if you want to make the changes to task lists while the components are changed (It is quite likely that your operations will change when the corresponding Material is replaced or upgraded to different characteristics)
Engineering Workbench helps you perform multiple actions on multiple Bills and Routings in one view.
In some sort of effective workaround, you can use the Workbench as a Data Extraction tool for Bills, Task lists and other relevant details of Product. You can export the data in multiple formats such as Text files, HTML, CSV and other formats according to your requirements in Data Migration and SAP Rollouts. You may use the text output as a flat file to load the data in other systems. You can use structured presentation in HTML to SMEs for review and analysis. CSV files can be compiled to the kind of form from which you can derive meaningful conclusions for your decisions. You can share the data with other relevant stakeholders with appropriate Sensitive settings.
This course will explain how the Engineering workbench helps you achieve the integrated Product design and changes in seamless manner.
The course is structured as below:
•Introduction of Engineering Workbench
•Elements of Engineering Workbench
•Navigation and cockpit overview of Engineering Workbench
•Finished Material Creation for Demo
•Component Material Creation for Demo
•Bill Creation and Copy to other finished Material Bills
•Create and Copy Routing
•Demo of multiple Scenarios
•Work Area Overview
•Cockpit Overview and Navigation
•Changes to Component attributes in multiple Bills
•Add and Delete components in multiple Bills
•Component Assignments to Operations
•Mass changes to Operations of task lists
•Engineering Workbench as a Data Extraction Utility
•Multi-level Copy of BOM and Routing Headers (Added on 30th March)
•A brief on What is in S4HANA for Engineering Workbench
•Demo of a Few Flows in S4HANA
•Component Assignment Creation
•Copy BOM and Routing Headers along with Component Assignments
We wish you all the best.