Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook - Fourth Edition

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Increase the productivity and efficiency of your maintenance organization.

Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this thoroughly revised resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. The book covers the accuracy of time estimates, the level of detail in job plans, creating schedules, staging material, utilizing a CMMS, and more, all designed for increasing your workforce without hiring.

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition features major additions to the business case for planning and scheduling, new case studies, an expanded chapter on KPIs with sample calculations, a new chapter on successful outage management, and a new appendix illustrating how to easily conduct an in-house productivity study. New discussions reveal how the principles of planning and scheduling closely follow the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. This comprehensive guide delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation.

Detailed coverage of:

  • The business case for the benefit of planning

  • Planning principles

  • Scheduling principles

  • Dealing with reactive maintenance

  • Basic planning

  • Advance scheduling

  • Daily scheduling and supervision

  • Forms and resources

  • The computer in maintenance

  • How planning interacts with preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and project work

  • How to control planning and use associated KPIs for planning and overall maintenance

  • Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management

  • Conclusion: start planning

Author: Doc Palmer
Published: 2012
Format: Hardback
Pages: 912
Table Of Contents:
The Business Case for Planning

Planning Principles

Scheduling Principles

Success Only after Dealing with Reactive Maintenance

Basic Planning/Work Orders

Advance Scheduling

Daily Scheduling and Supervision

Forms, Tools, and Resources Overview

The Computer in Maintenance (How They Can Both Help and Hinder Planning)

How Planning Interacts with Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Project Work Control

Shut-downs, Turn-arounds, and Outage Management

Conclusion: Start Planning

Epilogue: An Alternative Day in the Life

Appendix A. Planning is Just One Tool; What Are the Other Tools Needed

Appendix B. The People Side of Planning

Appendix C. What to Buy and Where

Appendix D. Sample Forms and Work Orders

Appendix E. Overview of Planner Roles and Duties

Appendix F. Conducting a Wrench Time Study Easily In-House

Appendix G. Sample Work Sampling (Wrench Time) Study-Ministudy

Appendix H. Sample Work Sampling (Wrench Time) Study-Full-Blown

Appendix I. Special Factors Affecting Productivity

Appendix J. Work Order System and Codes

Appendix K. Equipment Schematics and Tagging

Appendix L. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

Appendix M. Establishing a Planning Group; Barriers and Aids to Success

Appendix N. Example Formal Job Description for Planners

Appendix O. Example Training Tests

Appendix P. The Audit for Managers and Change Agents to Improve Maintenance Planning

Appendix Q. Contracting Out Work

Appendix R. Concise Text of Missions, Principles, and Guidelines

Reviews: Ensure Productivity-Boosting Standards in Any Organization - With the First How-To Maintenance Planning Guide.
Talk to any maintenance manager or plant manager, and they can tell you that planning and scheduling is critical to effective maintenance. Yet how many of them can name a ready-to-use, nuts-and-bolts guide that goes beyond theory, demonstrating how planning fits into maintenance, what principles make it work, and exactly how planning is done? The Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook is the one-and-only resource that covers all this, and more. Defining "planning" as the preparatory work given to individual maintenance work orders before assigning them to specific craft persons, this never-before-available resource explains how work order planning leads to increased crew productivity-and greater overall effectiveness in just about any area of an organization's maintenance.

The Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook includes: The 6 Principles of planning; The 6 principles of scheduling; Extensive example work scenarios that illustrate each of these principles; Strategies for increasing your workforce without hiring-by implementing a new maintenance planning group or redirecting an existing one; A highly useful procedure for conducting an in-house productivity study; Appendixes that summarize key concepts, identify suppliers, show complete example work studies and planned work orders, and provide other valuable reference sources.

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