Voices: Palmer's Planning Corner

docPalmer’s Planning Corner is a monthly column exploring the productivity piece of maintenance. Planning and scheduling allows a plant to complete extra proactive work even when it has its hands full with reactive work. Plant Services Contributing Editor Doc Palmer explains different principles and issues each month to make successful what should be a rewarding endeavor for maintenance.

How to put your maintenance planning program at risk

Doc Palmer says great performance does not maintain itself, so watch out for these common pitfalls.

By Doc Palmer, PE, CMRP, Richard Palmer and Associates
Jul 2, 2019

Previous articles have discussed the principles of implementing a successful maintenance planning program (including scheduling). Implementing a proper program should give a workforce a 50% bump in productivity. A plant completing 1,000 work orders each month should suddenly start completing 1,500 work orders. A plant with 50 maintenance persons should suddenly feel as if it had 75 persons.

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