Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Implementation
“People cannot be more productive than the system they work in allows them to be.”
A short definition of maintenance planning and scheduling:
Planning decides what, how and time estimate for a job. Scheduling decides when and who will do the job. Planning of a job should be done before Scheduling a job.
A common implementation initiative after a maintenance assessment is maintenance planning and scheduling. IDCON can help your organization with:
- Customized or standard on-site classroom training in planning and scheduling
- Coaching and implementation support to improve planning and scheduling on-site
Classroom training is usually effective to increase planning and scheduling awareness, however, in order to achieve sustainable improvement training has to be followed by immediate implementation after the training or very mediocre results will be the achieved.
On site and on-the-job training and implementation of a better work management process is – combined with a good condition based preventive maintenance program and an up to date accessible bill of materials – the most important process used to enable people to become more productive.
Implementation and coaching of better planning and scheduling is usually customized to our client. Typical activities include:
- Define or verify existing work processes.
- Make sure all key functions such as planners, supervisors, and operations coordinators have clear roles.
- Set clear priority rules and establish meaning and criteria for existing codes.
- Improve work request usage and clarity.
- Check backlog management and clean up if needed.
- On-the-job planning enhancement for shutdowns (if applicable).
- Shutdown/ Turnaround critique communication.
- On-The-Job planning enhancement for day-to-day work.
- Job package creation.
- Staging areas.
- Enhance and practice planning and scheduling meetings between operations and maintenance.
- Implement Key Performance indicators (KPI’s).
- Work on effective use of CMMS.
- Hand-on support for history documentation.
- Improvement of technical database (Bill Of Materials, technical data, equipment identification, etc.)
- Improve integration with materials management
- Contractor management and integration of work processes.
IDCON believes strongly in making sure the change process has buy-in and ownership in the organization.
It is therefore important that client’s organization takes ownership as soon as possible. IDCON role is to act as a catalyst, trainer, accelerator to coach improvements.
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- A Customized training for your plant
- A standard training
- On-The-Job Training
Read our Maintenance Definitions for more details.
Learn more in our Maintenance Planning and Scheduling book and from the following articles on planning and scheduling: