Currently, the standard behaviour for a Preventive Maintenance Plan is that a PM Work Order is scheduled in reference to the Start Date of the PM Plan.
If you create a PM Plan for 1 PM per year, with a Start Date of !st January xxxx, the Scheduled On date will be December 2016.
For a number of reasons, this is not always desired. If have a small backlog of PMs, we will likely not complete the PM in the contract year. Not good for contract discussions. In many cases, we want to do a PM around midway through the contract.
The requirement is to be able to set an offset against the Start Date of the PM , that allows you to define when you would like the PM WOs to be scheduled.
To overcome this restriction, I have created non recurring PM Plan Sequences, which allow me to schedule at whatever date I wish, regardless of how many PMs are required per year. Some of our contracts run for 6 years, and this means for 4 PMs per year, we need 24 sequences.
What is the underlying problem do you intend to solve with this idea?
To enable the use of recurring sequences on PM Plans, regardless of when you would like to schedule the PM WO.
How is the problem being addressed today, if at all?