Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, 2/e

Richard (Doc) Palmer




The aim of an effective Maintenance System is to maximize production equipment effectiveness in terms of economic efficiency and profitability. The maintenance system is effective if every effort is applied to eliminate in every case the cause of lost production due to equipment failure or to maximize equipment effectiveness. The most efficient way of achieving this goal is through proper maintenance scheduling and planning. Hand-on experience is crucial for performing successful maintenance. Yet, many new engineers lack the experience to successfully manage a program. This is why so many readers regard the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook as the chief authority for establishing effective maintenance planning and scheduling in the real world. The second edition will add new sections and further develops many existing discussions to make the handbook more comprehensive and helpful. These new sections are: • New chapter (or section) on the "people side" of maintenance planning and work execution. Considerations include treating technicians as adults giving them as much information as possible and why. • New discussion of why effective maintenance needs scheduling in terms of using a standard for control. • New discussion of protecting the schedule against false emergencies. • New detailed aids and barriers analysis that improves the appendix on setting up a planning group. • New "cause maps" illustrating problems with a priority systems and schedule compliance

Table of Contents




Prologue: A Day in the Life - May 10, 2000.


Chapter 1: Planning Is Just One Tool; What Other Tools Are Needed?

Chapter 2: Planning Principles

Chapter 3: Scheduling Principles

Chapter 4: What Makes the Difference and Pulls It All Together

Chapter 5: Basic Planning

Chapter 6: Basic Scheduling

Chapter 7: Forms and Resources Overview

Chapter 8: The Computer in Maintenance

Chapter 9: Consideration of Preventive Maintenance< predictive Maintenance, and Project Work

Chapter 10: Control

Chapter 11: Conclusion: Start Planning

Epilogue: An Alternative Day in the Life -- May 10, 2000.