Well-planned, properly scheduled, and effectively communicated jobs accomplish more work, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. This work will disturb operations less frequently, and be accomplished with higher quality, greater job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than jobs performed without proper preparation. Maintenance Planning, Scheduling Coordination focuses on and deals specifically with the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.
The key to achieving maintenance and reliability excellence is nothing new. It has always been and still remains: get the basics right and make reliability a goal of the entire organization. Well-planned, effectively communicated, and properly scheduled maintenance jobs accomplish more work, more efficiently, and at lower cost. Work prepared in this fashion disturbs operations less frequently, requires less equipment downtime, and is accomplished with higher quality---which in combination equal reliability. Without proper coordination and scheduling, the crucial proactive routines optimized through other vital techniques (RCM, Predictive Maintenance, and Condition-Based Maintenance) most likely will not be performed when due. Therefore, regardless of size, every organization must prepare for effective execution of its maintenance and reliability workload. This book thus deals specifically with preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance, resources in order to achieve the level of reliability essential to an organization's business objectives. It comprehensively examines the job preparation process from job scoping and planning, to determination of material requirements, estimation of labor requirements and job duration, coordination of all involved parties, and job scheduling. Related metrics are included. In this new edition the authors have drawn from their more recent real-world experience and writings to futher clarify the posture of Planning & Scheduling within Reliability Centered Maintenance. Additionally, there is: expanded focus on the proactive culture and environment that senior management must nurture throughout the organization; a new chapter that enumerates prerequisites to effective Planning, Coordination, and Scheduling; an expanded Scheduling chapter that includes a "debate" comparing two popular approaches to the scheduling and achievement of Schedule Compliance; and a significantly expanded Material Support chapter. This book is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for everyone who interfaces with the planning and scheduling function and is dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling to operational excellence. Anyone who will absorb- not just read- the contents of this book, and adhere to its prescription for planning and scheduling success will be well along the pathway to world-class maintenance and reliability.
Many readers already regard the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook as the chief authority for establishing effective maintenance planning and scheduling in the real world. The second edition adds new sections and further develops many existing discussions to make the handbook more comprehensive and helpful. In addition to practical observations and tips on such topics as creating a weekly schedule, staging parts and tools, and daily scheduling, this second edition features a greatly expanded CMMS appendix which includes discussion of critical cautions for implementation, patches, major upgrades, testing, training, and interfaces with other company software. Readers will also find a timely appendix devoted to judging the potential benefits and risks of outsourcing plant work. A new appendix provides guidance on the "people side" of maintenance planning and work execution. The second edition also has added a detailed aids and barriers analysis that improves the appendix on setting up a planning group. The new edition also features "cause maps" illustrating problems with a priority systems and schedule compliance. These improvements and more continue to make the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook a maintenance classic.
Written specifically for the oil and gas industry, Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling provides maintenance managers and engineers with the tools and techniques to create a manageable maintenance program that will save money and prevent costly facility shutdowns. The ABCs of work identification, planning, prioritization, scheduling, and execution are explained. The objective is to provide the capacity to identify, select and apply maintenance interventions that assure an effective maintenance management, while maximizing equipment performance, value creation and opportune and effective decision making. The book provides a pre- and post- self-assessment that will allow for measure competency improvement. Maintenance Managers and Engineers receive an expert guide for developing detailed actions including repairs, alterations, and preventative maintenance. The nuts and bolts of the planning, estimating, and scheduling process for oil and gas facilities Step-by-step maintenance guide will provide long-term, results-based operational services Case studies based on the oil and gas industry
The ultimate guide to optimal maintenance of industrial systems. In an era where the timely delivery of quality products is crucial to success in the global marketplace, the maintenance of systems involved in production processes must be carried out with maximum efficiency --and minimum downtime. Planning and Control of Maintenance Systems is the first book to address maintenance and repair from an engineering perspective. Using the innovative concept of total productive maintenance (TPM) and written by three renowned experts in statistics, operations research, and engineering, it is an essential tool for planning a maintenance system using statistical and optimization techniques in order to avert equipment failure. Suitable for engineers and managers in capital-intensive industry, as well as for first-year graduate students and undergraduates in mechanical or industrial engineering, this book offers: * A presentation of statistical models for load forecasting and capacity planning, productivity measurement, and quality control * Discussions of maintenance materials control, designing a maintenance training program, performing maintenance audits, developing a continuous improvement plan, and more, using many case studies and examples * A complete exploration of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), with details on designing and evaluating information systems * Guidelines for monitoring equipment using diagnostic technology, and how to fit preventive maintenance into a busy production schedule.
Introduction Vision, Mission and Strategy Maintenance Basics Planning and Scheduling Parts, Materials and Tools Management Reliability Operational Reliability M&R Tools Performance Measure - Metrics Human Side of M&R Best Practices/Benchmarking Maintenance Excellence Appendices
This is a hands-on reference guide for the maintenance or reliability engineer and plant manager. As the third volume in the “Life Cycle Engineering series, this book takes the guiding principles of Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance and applies these concepts to everyday planning and scheduling tasks allowing engineers to keep their equipment running smoothly, while decreasing downtime. The authors offer invaluable advice on the effective use of work orders and schedules and how they fit into the overall maintenance plan. There are not many books out there on planning and scheduling, that go beyond the theory and show the engineer, in a hands-on way, how to use planning and scheduling techniques to improve performance, cut costs, and extend the life of their plant machinery. * The only book that takes a direct look at streamlining planning and scheduling for a Lean Manufacturing Environment * This book shows the engineer how to create and stick to effective schedules * Gives examples and templates in the back of the book for use in day-to-day scheduling and calculations
Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling provides new tactics for highway departments around the world that are faced with the dilemma of providing improved operations on a shoestring budget. Even after the much needed infrastructure funding is received, the question of which project comes first must be answered. Written by a 20-year veteran with the Kansas Department Of Transportation Bridge Office in design and in maintenance, this book provides Senior Bridge Maintenance Engineers with practical advice on how to create an effective maintenance program that will allow them to not only plan, schedule, direct, and monitor highway bridge repair and rehabilitation projects, but also evaluate all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards. Provides the tools and methods for building, maintaining, planning, and scheduling effective maintenance Presents experience-based suggestions for evaluating highway bridges to determine maintenance priorities Includes methods for evaluating all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards