From the Maximo Support Desk - Introduction To Using Crews On Work Orders
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"How do you set up a Crew?", "You can't just go to Crews and insert a new record!"
The good news is that it's easy to assign a crew to a Work Order...
In 188.8.131.52, the Crew functionality from the Maximo for Utilities product was integrated with the base Maximo product. This allows Work Orders to have a Crew assigned to perform the tasks. When you assign a Crew, the appropriate Crew needs to be matched to the requirements of the Work Order. For example, a Work Order needs 36 hours of electrical overhead line work performed. The assigned crew, OHLINE, has 24 hours of availability each day. The first 24 hours are assigned to the first day and a new assignment is created for the remaining 12 hours of required labor on the following day.
-In the Assignment Manager (T&D) application, filter the work list to display the work orders to which you want to assign a crew.
How To Get There:
To get into the enviable scenario of being able to easily assign a crew takes some setup work, though. There are prerequisite components that need to be in place before you can create the crew. Specifically, you will need crew types, crafts, a Calendar, and labor records. Here is a straightforward series of tasks and steps to get a crew up and running. The data values used in this example are from the Maximo demo database (maxdemo instance)
1. Set up a Crew:
Prerequisite: Crew Type must be created
-Go To Administration | Resources | Crews
-Click the New Crew button on the toolbar
2. Verify that neither Labor record has any current assignments:
3. Create a Work Order and assign this Crew
-In Assignment Manager, filter for a Work Order, or view the rows in the Work List section that are unassigned
-When the Work Order appears in the Work List section at the top, Click on the Crew List tab
-In the Work List section, click the checkbox to the left of the Work Order or task
-In the Crew List tab, click the checkbox for the Crew to be assigned
-With both the work and the labor selected now, use the Common Actions/Assign Crew action in the left pane menu
Tom Richardson is an IBM Maximo Support Engineer and frequent contributor to the Asset Management Blog community. For a complete index of links to his articles, visit