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Answers to questions
facing today's reliability
& maintenance
professionals

department | on the floor

Q
A

Is your planning and scheduling ready-fire-aim?

Jeff Shiver expounds on this pivotal question. His comments are
based on numerous years of implementation experience in this area:
Current resources indicate that
manufacturers have been performing
maintenance planning and scheduling
for more than thirty years. Yet organizations continue to struggle with
practical implementation. Many groups
claim to do it well, but few do. While
the benefits are widely recognized,
some organizations lack maintenance-planner roles. When organizations do staff the position, it's common
to find the individuals doing everything but planning and scheduling. A
standard error in the application is the
use of the word " and. " Consider that
the phrase should read " maintenance
planning then scheduling. "
One goal is to drive increased craft
efficiency. Explaining it another way,
the goal is to overcome barriers and
frustrations that make it difficult for
technicians to execute work. These
include having the correct parts and
materials; access to shared or rental
equipment; information, i.e. OEM
specifications; timely access to cleaned
equipment ready for maintenance
work; and not routinely getting pulled
off jobs to do other panic work. There
are other benefits. Accurate estimates
and execution foster trust and cooperation with operations partners. Planning

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that focuses on precision task steps at
the right level of detail helps technicians reduce variability and human
error, while improving reliability.
Inherent reliability is determined by
design, along with the parts used and
capability of the equipment manufacturer. Operational reliability is the
observed reliability from asset installation, operation, and maintenance.
Defect elimination is a continuousimprovement process that rids assets
of defects from the OEM provider and
reduces instances of improper installation and incorrect operation and
maintenance. The intent is to address
the gaps that exist between the inherent
and observed reliability.
Visualize placing a shield around an
asset to prevent the introduction of new
defects. Do not allow out-of-specifica-

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Jeff Shiver
People and Processes Inc.

Effective preventive/predictive maintenance results
when you use a " planning then scheduling " approach to
prevent the two functions from becoming separated.

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