Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition

by: Richard D. Palmer


Abstract: 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. The book covers the accuracy of time estimates, the level of detail in job plans, creating schedules, staging material, utilizing a CMMS, and more, all designed for increasing your workforce without hiring. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition 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.
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Title: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071784115

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Richard D. Palmer PE, MBA, CMRP, better known as "Doc," 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 three decades of industrial experience primarily as a practitioner within the maintenance department of a major United States electric utility. 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. He is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. This maintenance background along 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 a recognized authority on the establishment of successful maintenance planning. The demand for repeated editions and printings of the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook has proved its enduring value in maintenance. Today, companies throughout the world utilize Palmer's principles to improve their maintenance planning and scheduling efforts. Currently Palmer provides education, guidance, mentoring, training, and consulting for companies around the world for maintenance planning success through on-site assistance, educational workshops, and seminars. Readers may also consult www.palmer planning.com for recent articles and information including procuring the MPSH Scheduler, a nominally priced, macro-enabled Excel spreadsheet for weekly scheduling.

Description: 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. The book covers the accuracy of time estimates, the level of detail in job plans, creating schedules, staging material, utilizing a CMMS, and more, all designed for increasing your workforce without hiring. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition 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.