He had directed the planner to help the mechanic who was having trouble managing the bulky valve alone. Furthermore, experience has shown that a single planner can plan for 20 to 30 persons. Bill gathered up his gaskets and started toward the job. The problem with the planner having the duty to help technicians find file information for jobs already under way is that the planner soon has no time left to plan or gather job information to help future work. The system of planning and scheduling answers these questions. She knew the crew worked hard because they rarely lounged either on the job or in the breakroom. After asking around, Bill caught up with Aaron at the pump shop.
The Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook clearly sets forth both the vision and the how-to specifics of maintenance planning. For example, a group of 25 maintenance technicians should be performing the work of 39 persons when aided by a single maintenance planner. Maybe he would know if the flange was on an acid or water line. One typically thinks of preventive maintenance as the only repetitive work in the plant. Understanding what is happening allows selection of maintenance strategies for the specific opportunities to improve. Another way of examining this benefit is that the old, 30-person work force averaged 35% productive time each for a combined total of 1050%.
It compares the accuracy of different types of planner job time estimates, but without much comment on how using them affects crew productivity. Planning Principles The Planning Vision; The Mission Principle 1: Separate Department Illustrations Principle 2: Focus on Future Work Illustrations Principle 3: Component Level Files Illustrations Caution on computerization Principle 4: Estimates Based on Planner Expertise Illustrations Principle 5: Recognize the Skill of the Crafts Illustrations 1 1 3 4 9 9 12 13 15 19 20 21 22 22 27 27 29 32 33 39 40 44 46 47 53 55 63 vii viii Contents Principle 6: Measure Performance with Work Sampling Illustrations Summary Chapter 3. Planners do not become involved in work that is already ongoing. The planner also identifies appropriate materials for the specified job and whether they are available or must be specially ordered. The tasks included activities beginning with drawing and cutting the metal to length and continuing all the way to finally inserting the pins into paper and packaging them. There exist few actual books in print for maintenance planning and most do not actually address planning the way the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook does. With staged parts the technician performing the work would not have to wait at the storeroom.
The first section shows problems occurring as a result of not following the principle. As a planner for 20 technicians, he knew that each day he needed to plan about 150 hours worth of work orders. An invaluable guide to this most crucial factor in virtually every industrial and environmental process. Some of the most important maintenance decisions are made before a company even builds a plant. This concept is important to state.
Another reason is that some equipment simply requires more attention than others. D containing blank copies of useful forms. Maintenance planning functions as a coordinating mechanism within the maintenance department. Everyone understands a group; everyone involved in the area of the company being considered. Which permits do you need? The storeroom happened to have a rebuild kit for the 4-inch valve.
The planner knows the technicians can determine what is needed and provide identification through feedback to help future jobs. The resulting maintenance manager or plant engineer has much hands-on experience. Once there, another technician, Jim, caught his attention and pleaded for help. One can measure the leverage of work order planning on maintenance to see that it is definitely a good investment. The technicians must not have the false impression because certain information was unknown that the planner 38 Chapter Two failed to adequately plan the job. Furthermore, it adds cause maps to investigate low schedule compliance and priority system problems.
Maintenance provides a competitive edge in many companies. Breakdowns interrupt revenue producing capacity and destroy components. A vicious cycle is then in place. Telling the operator he would have to come back, Jack headed for the storeroom. The planner then plans the general strategy of the work such as repair or replace and includes a preliminary procedure if there is not one already in the file.
In the company with reactive work under control that is focusing on planned work, one leverages them to do more proactive maintenance work avoiding fires. Once equipment is installed and operating, the second step in dealing with maintenance effectiveness is to be proactive. Finally, in those world class companies with preventive maintenance well in hand, one leverages them to invest in training to increase labor skills and in projects to improve equipment or other work processes. This book explains the characteristics of the system with principles, guidelines, and specific techniques so one can work with planning to improve maintenance productivity. The planners are most knowledgeable about the plant technical documents, and jobs that are underway need help fast when problems arise.
The right jobs are ready to go. The balance of the time is spent on nonproductive tasks. Nevertheless, examining the cost of the maintenance operation cannot be dismissed as unimportant. Date: 1999 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. The traditional study contains a section validating the accuracy of streamlined studies. Jack made a mental scope of the job and headed for the planner office. The best alternative at this point is to try to designate one of the planners for helping all jobs-in-progress to shield the other planners.