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.

Planning to address labor gaps

Trouble finding the skills your plant needs? Doc Palmer says make better use of the skills your plant has.

By Doc Palmer, PE, CMRP, Richard Palmer and Associates
Jun 18, 2019

With the economy booming, and even before the recent manufacturing acceleration, plants have been experiencing trouble hiring skilled labor. Planning and scheduling maintenance work greatly helps alleviate this trouble—but not in the way one might think.

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