Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook 3/E

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The fully updated industry-standard guide to maintenance planning and scheduling

Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this thoroughly revised resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. The book covers the accuracy of time estimates, the level of detail in job plans, creating schedules, staging material, utilizing a CMMS, and more, all designed for increasing your workforce without hiring.

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition features major additions to the business case for planning and scheduling, new case studies, an expanded chapter on KPIs with sample calculations, a new chapter on successful outage management, and a new appendix illustrating how to easily conduct an in-house productivity study. New discussions reveal how the principles of planning and scheduling closely follow the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. This comprehensive guide delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation.

Detailed coverage of:


  • The business case for the benefit of planning
  • Planning principles
  • Scheduling principles
  • Dealing with reactive maintenance
  • Basic planning
  • Advance scheduling
  • Daily scheduling and supervision
  • Forms and resources
  • The computer in maintenance
  • How planning interacts with preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and project work
  • How to control planning and use associated KPIs for planning and overall maintenance
  • Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management
  • Conclusion: start planning




Chapter 1: The Business Case for the Benefit of Planning (Why Do Planning?)
Chapter 2: Planning Principles (What Makes Planning So Frustrating and What Makes It Work?)
Chapter 3: Scheduling Principles (Why Do We Have to Do Scheduling and What Makes It Work?)
Chapter 4: Success Only after Dealing with Reactive Maintenance (What If Something Breaks?)
Chapter 5: Basic Planning (Let's Plan a Work Order)
Chapter 6: Advance Scheduling (Let's Create a Schedule)
Chapter 7: Daily Scheduling and Supervision (What Should the Supervisor Be Doing?)
Chapter 8: Forms and Resources Overview (Tools That Planners Use)
Chapter 9: The Computer in Maintenance (How Computers Can Help and Hinder Planning)
Chapter 10: How Planning Interacts with Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Project Work
Chapter 11: Control (How Do We Control Planning Itself and What Are Associated KPIs for Planning and Overall Maintenance?)
Chapter 12: Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Overhaul, and Outage Management
Chapter 13: Conclusion : Start Planning

Epilogue : An Alternative Day in the Life - May 10,2020
Appendix A: Planning is Just One Tool : What are the Other Tools Needed
Appendix B: The People Side of Planning
Appendix C: What to Buy and Where
Appendix D: Sample Forms and Work Orders
Appendix E: Overview of Duties for Planners and Others
Appendix F: DIY (Do It Yourself) Wrench Time Study, Quick and Easy In-House
Appendix G: Sample Work Sampling (Wrench Time) Study : "Ministudy"
Appendix H: Sample Work Sampling (Wrench Time) Study : Full-Blown Study
Appendix I:  Special Factors Affecting Productivity
Appendix J: Work Order System and Codes
Appendix K: Equipment Schematics and Tagging
Appendix L: Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and Scheduling with Excel Spreadsheets
Appendix M: Establishing and Supporting a Planning Group (Barriers and Aids to Success)
Appendix N: Example Formal Job Description for Planners
Appendix O: Example Training Tests
Appendix P: Questions for Managers to Ask to Improve Maintenance Planning
Appendix Q: Contracting Out Work
Appendix R: Concise Text of Missions, Principles, and Guidelines

Last Updated: Sunday, 21 January 2018 03:09