Based on real-world experience this invaluable guide and reference tells the whole story of maintenance planning from beginning to end in a concise and easy-to-follow manner. Written by well-known professionals this new edition focuses specifically on the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources in the interest of the reliability essential to 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. And it includes essential metrics for measuring performance of all contributing functions. 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.
– Expanded coverage of the proactive culture and environment that senior management must nurture throughout the organization, and the essential supportive roles of other functions essential to the preparatory process.
– A new chapter that enumerates prerequisites to effective Planning, Coordination and Scheduling.
– The Scheduling chapter has been expanded to include a debate comparing two popular approaches to the scheduling and achievement of Schedule Compliance.
– The Material Support chapter is significantly expanded.