This paper includes a case study that involves a complete turnaround of a mechanical maintenance planning department. The resulting organization consisted of crews working down their entire backlogs, freeing up the work force for other tasks including replacing contract labor and assisting other stations. Planning obviously involves more than computer data collection and research. The paper explains how planning leverages maintenance productivity and how to quantify its effect. Whether or not planners use a computer, certain guiding principles make planning and scheduling effective. The case study identifies each underlying principle.
Author: R.D. (Doc) Palmer, Palmer Planning
Source: Reliability World 2008 Conference Proceedings
Format: PDF - Digital Download