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How to avoid an emergency maintenance culture
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How to avoid an emergency maintenance culture

Joe Kuhn outlines a step-by-step guide to move from a reactive to planned maintenance culture.
Podcast: Why everyone on the plant floor is drawn to a dumpster fire
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Podcast: Why everyone on the plant floor is drawn to a dumpster fire

In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, author and YouTuber Joe Kuhn explores how to build a culture that celebrates reliability champions.
How to plan and schedule reactive work at your plant
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How to plan and schedule reactive work at your plant

Doc Palmer argues that even emergency work can benefit from the support of planners and schedulers.
Proper planning and scheduling requires an adult mindset
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Proper planning and scheduling requires an adult mindset

Doc Palmer argues that it can even root out childish behaviors among both work teams and managers.
Why proactive work dies in the backlog and how to fix it
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Why proactive work dies in the backlog and how to fix it

Doc Palmer wonders whether your maintenance staff is sized for firefighting or for profitability.
Build A Workflow Process That Helps You Better Manage Your Maintenance Teams
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Build a workflow process that helps you better manage your maintenance team

Doc Palmer says individual work orders are key so managers can help keep things on track, especially emergency work.
Are Standard Job Plans Worth The Investment To Your Maintenance Team
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Are standard job plans worth the investment to your maintenance team?

Jeff Shiver says unlock the potential of your historical data by transforming it into a library of reusable job plans.
Why The Most Common Maintenance Planning Kpi Is Hurting Your Department
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Why the most common maintenance planning KPI is hurting your department

Doc Palmer says hyper-accurate labor estimating gets in the way of both completed work and higher quality work.
Kp Is That Count How And Why To Measure Planned Coverage
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KPIs that count: How and why to measure planned coverage

Doc Palmer says it’s a useful metric but is a lagging indicator that depends on how “planned jobs” are defined and managed.
Is It Okay To Break The Weekly Maintenance Schedule
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Is it okay to break the weekly maintenance schedule?

Doc Palmer says schedule compliance is really a window into opportunities for improvement, and not just a reason to blame the supervisor.
6 Ways To Improve Work Order Management And Data Integrity
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6 ways to improve work order management and data integrity

Work orders are the source of truth for the maintenance or repair of each asset, and they need to be managed effectively.
How To Take Control Of Maintenance Planning And Scheduling
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How to take control of maintenance planning and scheduling

Doc Palmer says the keys to controlling planning and scheduling are people-related.
Make Maintenance Your Competitive Advantage To Take Your Company From Good To Great
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Make maintenance your competitive advantage to take your company from good to great

Doc Palmer says maintenance is not a necessary evil. It is an investment in production.
How Proper Planning And Scheduling Complement (not Replace) Craft Skills
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How proper planning and scheduling complement (not replace) craft skills

Doc Palmer says the unusual principles of planning and scheduling can take some culture adjustment, but will quickly increase job execution.
Reactive And Proactive
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How to do planning and scheduling with reactive work

Doc Palmer says Reactive maintenance that isn’t an emergency will benefit from a quick plan and a day or weeks head start.
Productivity Schedule
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Improve plant productivity with schedule success

Doc Palmer says maintenance workers will get more work done when loaded with a full schedule and the flexibility to break it.
maintenance-management
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Why micromanaging your plant's daily scheduling doesn’t work

Doc Palmer says a daily schedule will focus that day’s work, but supervisors need the flexibility to react to unplanned work.