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.

Maintenance planning best practices have evolved. Has your planning program?

Here's how to fine-tune your maintenance planning and scheduling, according to Doc Palmer.

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

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook. I remain grateful that publisher McGraw-Hill asked me to author the handbook, which remains McGraw-Hill’s best-selling reliability book, according to the company. The handbook has gone through a number of editions as I have continued learning about best practices and have witnessed numerous success stories from applying them. The fourth edition was released this March.

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