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.

Why maintenance planning’s most popular KPI is an awful metric

Doc Palmer says focusing on Plan vs. Actual is counterproductive to getting more work done.

By Doc Palmer, PE, CMRP, Richard Palmer and Associates
Nov 6, 2019

The most popular KPI for maintenance planning, Plan vs. Actual, is a counterproductive KPI. It usually worsens planning performance (and consequently plant performance).

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