Focus on Reliability

Planner Competencies

Maintenance Planners, who are tasked with improving the efficiency of the Technicians working time, are often placed in the role without the benefit of formal training and coaching.

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Is Maintenance Planning instinctive?

 

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Doing Things Better or Doing The Better Things?

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A couple of months ago, I visited an organization that had just started an initiative to reduce their spend on spare parts. The odd thing about this initiative was that it was driven by finance and procurement. The focus was on cutting the price they paid for these spare parts. When I asked why this initiative had started, I was told that someone in finance felt that their procurement practices weren’t what they should be. They believed that there was opportunity to cut costs through better management of the process.

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Plan, Strategy or Tactic – Which Comes First?

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Topics: Maintenance Management Training Maintenance Planning Scheduling Organization Reliability Centered Maintenance Leadership and Supervision maintenance skills maintenance skills training Maintenance training maintenance

What Structure Works Best When it Comes to Work Management?

How many technicians per planner-scheduler? Should we focus on system ownership, or business goals? Find out this and more with our video, and register for our class here!

Topics: Planning and Scheduling Advanced Maintenance Management CMMS/ EAM Training Maintenance Planning Scheduling Maintenance and Reliability Leadership and Supervision maintenance skills maintenance skills training Maintenance training maintenance

Partnerships in Planning and Scheduling

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Recently, after our Planning and Scheduling Webinar, a question came up around the partnership between Operations and Maintenance in the Scheduling process. The observation from the enquirer was that even though the Planning process may be moving along nicely the partnership in the Scheduling process seems to lag behind. So, what can we do to accelerate the strong partnership between the groups?

Topics: Maintenance Planning Scheduling

Six Steps to build the Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance-Schedule-600024566.jpgStruggling to put together a complete weekly schedule? It may surprise you, but you’re not alone.  Although the processes of work execution (preventive and predictive programs, planning, scheduling, coordination, storeroom and production partnerships) are foundational, many groups struggle to put it all together well. Without this foundation, more advanced concepts fizzle out quickly. Frustration ensues. There are many pieces that need to align to complete the entire work execution puzzle. To start, let's focus on developing the weekly maintenance schedule. There are some basic steps that you should address to move things forward.

Topics: Maintenance Management Maintenance Planning Scheduling

Keep your Maintenance Outages Running Smoothly

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Welcome to another guest post by our friend, Trent Phillips.

Topics: Planning and Scheduling Shutdowns and Turnarounds Maintenance Planning Scheduling

Focus on Reliability | Maintenance Backlog | The Goldilocks Principle

understanding maintenance backlog conceptsWelcome to another guest post from our friend, Trent Phillips.

Topics: Planning and Scheduling Maintenance Management CMMS/ EAM Maintenance Planning Scheduling

Focus on Reliability |Safety Work Orders | Should all have Top Priority?

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We pleased this week to have a guest blogger to provide insights to the People and Processes Focus on Reliability blog.  Please welcome my good friend, Trent Phillips from Novelis.  With this post, Trent addresses a common topic that I frequently hear almost everywhere.

Topics: Planning and Scheduling Maintenance Management CMMS/ EAM Maintenance Planning Scheduling