Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook [NOOK Book]



Written by an author with over two decades of experience, this classic handbook provides proven planning and scheduling strategies and techniques that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance.

In addition to practical observations and...

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Written by an author with over two decades of experience, this classic handbook provides proven planning and scheduling strategies and techniques that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance.

In addition to practical observations and tips on such topics as: creating a weekly schedule, staging parts and tools, and daily scheduling, this second edition features a greatly expanded CMMS chapter which includes discussion of critical cautions for implementation, patches, major upgrades, testing, training, and interfaces with other-company software. Readers will also find a timely chapter devoted to judging the potential benefits and risks of outsourcing plant work.

Valuable to readers just beginning to implement a maintenance planning and scheduling process in the workplace as well as those looking to fine-tune their existing process, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation.

Detailed coverage of:

  • The six principles of planning and scheduling

  • The six principles of scheduling

  • Improved work order planning

  • Implementing a new maintenance planning group, or redirection of an existing one

  • Strategies for increasing you workforce without hiring

INSIDE Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook:

The Benefit of Planning * Planning Principles * Scheduling Principles * What Makes the Difference and Pulls It All Together * Basic Planning * Advance Scheduling * Daily Scheduling and Supervision * Forms and Resources Overview * The Computer in Maintenance • Consideration of Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Project Work

* Control * Conclusion: Start Planning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071501552
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/14/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard D. Palmer, PE, MBA, better known as Doc Palmer, with this handbook bridges the significant gap between the well-publicized benefits of maintenance planning and the achievement of the benefits in actual practice. Doc Palmer has more than 23 years of industrial experience with the past 17 directly in a maintenance role. He also has a master's degree in business from the University of North Florida and a degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he holds a professional engineering license in the State of Florida. This maintenance background with a technical and business education gives him a unique perspective on the maintenance environment and challenges. As an actual practitioner within a company's maintenance organization, he recognized and developed the necessary principles, and then led the grassroots' establishment of a successful planning program. Doc Palmer is the author of numerous well-received articles and presentations and is a recognized authority on the establishment of successful maintenance planning. He is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. Doc Palmer works in the maintenance department of an electric company and lives in Neptune Beach, Florida with his wife, Nancy, and two daughters, Abby and Brittany. Visit McGraw-Hill Education at www.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Prologue: A Day in the Life - May 10, 2000. Introduction. Chapter 1: Planning Is Just One Tool; What Other Tools Are Needed? Chapter 2: Planning PrinciplesChapter 3: Scheduling Principles Chapter 4: What Makes the Difference and Pulls It All Together Chapter 5: Basic PlanningChapter 6: Basic SchedulingChapter 7: Forms and Resources Overview Chapter 8: The Computer in Maintenance Chapter 9: Consideration of Preventive Maintenancepredictive Maintenance, and Project WorkChapter 10: ControlChapter 11: Conclusion: Start PlanningEpilogue: An Alternative Day in the Life -- May 10, 2000.AppendicesGlossaryBibliography Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    Great book on maintenance

    This is a book that anyone involved with building maintenance should have on their desk.

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