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Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Control *



Step 1: Identify Work

  • Determine the work management requirements of your organization:

    • Ascertain required standards

    • Identify the needs of key stakeholders such as Engineering and Operations

    • Determine information sources

    • Establish how this information will best be used

  • Assess manufacturers’ guidelines and align them with your maintenance standards and procedures

  • Develop estimation techniques to capitalize on cost and time required for maintenance

  • Predict the functional failures of your assets to:

    • Prolong the life of your assets

    • Dramatically reduce costs

    • Optimize asset uptime

    • Maximize production output and returns

  • Determine critical areas of maintenance in order to minimize risks

Step 2: Plan Work

  • Identify the objectives for planning your maintenance program

  • Establish the linkages to full or unit shutdowns - turnarounds

  • Clarify planning criteria

  • Determine the impact of planning on the life cycle costing of your plant and equipment

  • Define and develop a step-by-step work plan

Step 3: Schedule Work

  • Identify your scheduling objectives

  • Schedule tasks around peak production periods; leave times, influences of capital projects etc.

  • Predict scheduled maintenance to determine service periods with minimal disruption to production

  • Estimate your manpower, parts and equipment requirements

  • Develop daily, weekly and monthly schedules

  • Determine the effect of unplanned maintenance on work schedules

  • Effectively manage your backlog while maintaining maintenance priorities

  • Use prioritization techniques for emergencies while still reducing backlogs

  • Develop accurate planning and scheduling matrices in order to:

    • Clearly define the measures

    • Establish the rate of schedule compliance

    • Determine and schedule the backlog

    • Calculate and assessing your ratio of planned versus unplanned maintenance

    • Determine the role of other departments in overall performance

    • Successfully communicate practices relating to Performance Measurement

Step 4: Assign Work

  • Determining the effective use of personnel by classifying job multi-tasking

  • Ensuring the precise use of maintenance resources – amalgamate your maintenance tasks with your overall maintenance strategies

  • Establishing the requirements for job execution:

    • Expected standards and procedures

    • Scope of maintenance

    • Pre and post job preparation and requirements

    • Material and part requirements

    • Specialized equipment requirements

    • Safety requirements

Step 5: Execute Work

  • Developing individual work orders

  • Creating job card checklist to ensure all the planned work is completed

  • Ascertaining deadlines and guarantee successful job execution within the time period

  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of various participants

  • Understanding the methods to mitigate interruptions to the schedule successfully

  • Establishing the criteria for what constitutes successful job completion

Step 6: Analyze Work

Develop a comprehensive and reliable maintenance history by tracking and analyzing maintenance work in order to minimize downtime and increase uptime

*Source: topic=235&event=5920&document=47118