Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook (McGraw-Hill Handbooks)

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Many readers already regard the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook as the chief authority for establishing effective maintenance planning and scheduling in the real world. The second edition adds new sections and further develops many existing discussions to make the handbook more comprehensive and helpful. In addition to practical observations and tips on such topics as creating a weekly schedule, staging parts and tools, and daily scheduling, this second edition features a greatly expanded CMMS appendix which includes discussion of critical cautions for implementation, patches, major upgrades, testing, training, and interfaces with other company software. Readers will also find a timely appendix devoted to judging the potential benefits and risks of outsourcing plant work. A new appendix provides guidance on the "people side" of maintenance planning and work execution. The second edition also has added a detailed aids and barriers analysis that improves the appendix on setting up a planning group. The new edition also features "cause maps" illustrating problems with a priority systems and schedule compliance. These improvements and more continue to make the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook a maintenance classic.

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INCREASE THE PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY OF YOUR MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION

Written by an author with over two decades of experience, this classic handbook provides proven planning and scheduling strategies and techniques that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. In addition to practical observations and tips on such topics as: creating a weekly schedule, staging parts and tools, and daily scheduling, this second edition features a greatly expanded CMMS chapter which includes discussion of critical cautions for implementation, patches, major upgrades, testing, training, and interfaces with other-company software. Readers will also find a timely chapter devoted to judging the potential benefits and risks of outsourcing plant work.

Valuable to readers just beginning to implement a maintenance planning and scheduling process in the workplace as well as those looking to fine-tune their existing process, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation.

Detailed coverage of:

  • The six principles of planning and scheduling
  • The six principles of scheduling
  • Improved work order planning
  • Implementing a new maintenance planning group, or redirection of an existing one
  • Strategies for increasing your workforce without hiring

INSIDE Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook:
The Benefit of Planning * Planning Principles * Scheduling Principles * What Makes the Difference and Pulls It All Together * Basic Planning * Advance Scheduling * Daily Scheduling and Supervision * Forms and Resources Overview * The Computer in Maintenance · Consideration of Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Project Work * Control * Conclusion: Start Planning

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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