Focus on Reliability

An Important Update From People and Processes, Inc. in Response to COVID-19


First and most importantly, we hope that you and your loved ones are and continue to be healthy and safe. The world focus is on COVID-19 and its potential impact on all of us and the economy. Our focus is on the continued well being of our people, our clients, and our communities.

We take pride in the services that we provide to our many clients domestically and across the globe. To that end, we want to clearly state that People and Processes, Inc. is healthy and open for business. Our commitment to delivering high quality, value for money education and consulting services remains unchanged, regardless of what takes place over the coming months.

Our people have always worked from remote offices when not at client sites and leveraged cloud-based technologies to make that successful. As a company, we work remotely with our clients as well. For us, it’s business as usual. We are fully equipped to deliver remote consulting, coaching and mentoring, and training via our cloud-based technologies. Using the techniques, we can work remotely in our client’s operations for extended periods with minimal effect on the delivery of our services. We can share documents, access systems, collaborate on improvements, and leverage virtual training and coaching sessions.

To slow the spread of the virus and to help keep our people safe, we have taken the following actions:

  • We have restricted travel, with our people working from home-based office spaces.
  • In the short term, we have either converted our publicly scheduled courses to a virtual training format or postponed the events to a later date.
  • For onsite implementation activities, we are working diligently with our clients to deliver the short-term activities remotely with the same level of commitment and value add.

Also, we sincerely appreciate all the individuals working tirelessly in healthcare, groceries, and other related necessity support services. Many are working very long hours and in difficult conditions due to the rapidly changing dynamics.

We much appreciate and welcome your continued support. We agree that public health and safety are paramount. That said, we are also aware of the tremendous economic impact that we will all face. People and Processes, Inc. is committed to continuing support for our clients with due care and caution. Together, we can preserve our health and our businesses.

Please contact us at (843) 814-3795 to discuss maintenance and reliability training and support and to schedule in-person activities in the coming months.

Please stay safe and well during this challenging time.  If there is anything that we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The People and Processes Team
(843) 814-3795

The Maintenance Job Plan Outline


If you are like many Maintenance Planners that I have the opportunity to interface with, most aren’t doing much using the job plan concept. The intent of the job plan is to better enable the craftspeople to execute their job with the materials, tools, and information in hand. Ideally, you really want a template to facilitate the development of these job plans.

What should some of the headers be for a job plan template? Here’s an outline that you may want to start with.

  • Asset number
  • Asset name
  • Crafts required
  • Estimated hours per craft
  • Total job duration (to be able to tell our Operations partners how long we need the equipment)
  • Safety considerations
  • Tasks and sequence
  • Materials and Parts (Stock or purchased)
  • Consumables (i.e. shop towels, penetrating lubricant spray)
  • Tools and equipment (i.e. 2” impact socket, grease gun, 40’ man-lift)
  • Housekeeping and/ or disposal
  • Revision history

Most of these outline items can be used regardless of whether it’s a PM or Corrective Action job plan. Is there anything else you would add?

Download your job plan outline here.

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