General

The BlueWorx-Crew administration area is accessible from the BlueWorx Administration via the Crew Manager Tile once the appropriate BlueWorx license key has been applied.

Important Information

Note that Crew does not work (as it's illogical) with Order Setting 0 - No Filter All WO for the Users Maintenance Plants will come to the device as detailed in  Settings Tab - Work Order Assignment Type


The export and import of Crew Settings via csv files is not supported, meaning that settings must be manually maintained in each SAP instance.

Crew Settings Tab

The settings made from within this configuration area control the high level functions and behavior of the optionally licensed BlueWorx Crew component.

The following screen fields and controls are defined, where not documented they are considered self explanatory or are explained elsewhere:

FieldDescription/ UsageRecommendation
General
Edit Operation Dates
When switched ON you can change an Operations start date to force it to commence on this day (subject to SAP configuration and business process rules).

Note that as of SP12 you can overwrite this setting for Individual Users - see Maintain Users.

Edit Planned Hours
When switch ON Crew Managers can edit the hours for an Operation and the Number of Assigned Personnel. This setting was added in SP12. You can overwrite this setting for Individual Users - see Maintain Users.

Allow Assignment All Work Centres
When switched OFF a Crew Manager can only assign to Work Centres they have been allocated to manage. 
When ON all available Work Centres can be allocated.

Note that as of SP12 you can overwrite this setting for Individual Users - see Maintain Users.

Capacity Planning
When switched ON the capacity planning information for Work Centres is taken to the device and displayed as a chart. 
When OFF, as may be the case where non SAP ERP/ S4 Hana systems are used for capability planning, this data is not retrieved and nor is the Overview tab displayed to Crew Managers in BlueWorx

Operation Personnel Assignment
Split Assignments
If you're not using Order User Assignment Option 7 - SAP Personnel Assigned at Order Operation (see BlueWorx Maintain Core Settings) then this setting has no effect.

When this setting is OFF, and you are using you can only assign one person per Order Operation.

Where this is ON, and and you're using Option 7, you can allocate up to seven personnel.

Important Note: If you have the Split Assignment option in Crew OFF, then in editing in BlueWorx Crew all Operation split personnel assignments for that Operation will be removed in SAP. And if the Split Assignment is ON and change those assignment in BlueWorx Crew then the Operational header personnel assignment will be removed. This enforcement was improved in Patch 1.9.5. However, when using BlueWorx assignment option 7 (Order User Assignment), assignments that are made at operational header AND operational split level in SAP will result in BlueWorx users getting those Orders (where other profile selection parameter apply), until a change is made in Crew.

Planning Horizon
Planning Days Forward

This is the period of days into the future, from the sync date, for which Crew Manager Orders will be retrieved where they are scheduled for work.

BlueWorx-Crew is intended for the tactical management of work assignment, and not as the primary SAP work planning tool.

Planning days should be confined to be within or no more than the regular planning cycle and has a limit of 14 days forward and 7 days back. This is because greatest time periods, with high volume scenarios, could cause excessive sync times and or degraded performance.
Planning Days Back
This is the period of days in the future, from the sync date, for which Crew Manager Orders will be retrieved where they are scheduled for work.
Gantt Settings
Gantt Max Zoom
This is the level of date zoom control, allowable under SAPUI5 options for the Gannt control, that a user can zoom to. 
The recommendation is 4

Work Centres Tab

The Work Centres tab shows a list of all personnel assigned as to Work Centres as Crew managers. This list is for display only, for information on maintaining Crew Managers see Maintain Users > Crew Managers - In Charge Of.