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Maintenance, Planning, & Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition

Maintenance, Planning, & Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition

By Richard (Doc) Palmer

Provides you with a complete set of tools and procedures for planning and scheduling maintenance operations. Revised Third Edition!

Price: $104.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780071784115
Year: 2012
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 912
Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this thoroughly revised resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance.

Designed for increasing your workforce without hiring, the book covers:

  • The accuracy of time estimates
  • The level of detail in job plans
  • Creating schedules
  • Staging material
  • Utilizing a CMMS
  • And more!

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook features major additions to the business case for planning and scheduling, new case studies, an expanded chapter on KPIs with sample calculations, a new chapter on successful outage management, and a new appendix illustrating how to easily conduct an in-house productivity study.

New discussions reveal how the principles of planning and scheduling closely follow the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. This comprehensive guide delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation.

Detailed coverage of:

  • The business case for the benefit of planning
  • Planning principles
  • Scheduling principles
  • Dealing with reactive maintenance
  • Basic planning
  • Advance scheduling
  • Daily scheduling and supervision
  • Forms and resources
  • The computer in maintenance
  • How planning interacts with preventive maintenance
  • predictive maintenance and project work
  • How to control planning and use associated KPIs for planning and overall maintenance
  • Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management

Here you'll find all the techniques you need to help you establish a world-class maintenance operation!