Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook

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9780070482647: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook

This guide enables facilities managers to dramatically improve the productivity of their maintenance plan. It clearly identifies the six basic principles of planning and the six associated principles of scheduling. It provides how-to information on implementing a planning function, using work orders, and performing in-house work sampling.

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Ensure Productivity-Boosting Standards in Any Organization - With the First How-To Maintenance Planning Guide.
Talk to any maintenance manager or plant manager, and they can tell you that planning and scheduling is critical to effective maintenance. Yet how many of them can name a ready-to-use, nuts-and-bolts guide that goes beyond theory, demonstrating how planning fits into maintenance, what principles make it work, and exactly how planning is done? The Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook is the one-and-only resource that covers all this, and more. Defining "planning" as the preparatory work given to individual maintenance work orders before assigning them to specific craft persons, this never-before-available resource explains how work order planning leads to increased crew productivity-and greater overall effectiveness in just about any area of an organization's maintenance.
The Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook includes: The 6 Principles of planning; The 6 principles of scheduling; Extensive example work scenarios that illustrate each of these principles; Strategies for increasing your workforce without hiring-by implementing a new maintenance planning group or redirecting an existing one; A highly useful procedure for conducting an in-house productivity study; Appendixes that summarize key concepts, identify suppliers, show complete examplet work studies and planned work orders, and provide other valuable reference sources.

About the Author:

Richard D. Palmer, PE, MBA, better known as Doc Palmer, with this handbook bridges the significant gap between the well-publicized benefits of maintenance planning and the achievement of the benefits in actual practice. Doc Palmer has more than 23 years of industrial experience with the past 17 directly in a maintenance role. He also has a master's degree in business from the University of North Florida and a degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he holds a professional engineering license in the State of Florida. This maintenance background with a technical and business education gives him a unique perspective on the maintenance environment and challenges. As an actual practitioner within a company's maintenance organization, he recognized and developed the necessary principles, and then led the grassroots' establishment of a successful planning program. Doc Palmer is the author of numerous well-received articles and presentations and is a recognized authority on the establishment of successful maintenance planning. He is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. Doc Palmer works in the maintenance department of an electric company and lives in Neptune Beach, Florida with his wife, Nancy, and two daughters, Abby and Brittany. Visit McGraw-Hill Education at www. books.mcgraw-hill.com

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