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Audel Managing Maintenance Planning and Schedulingby Michael V. Brown
Synopses & Reviews
A good plan is good for business
Breakdown maintenance still accounts for much of the time maintenance workers put in. Too often, the result is lost revenue, excessive downtime, and poor-quality repairs. This convenient, practical guide shows you how to develop a comprehensive planning and scheduling effort to ensure all resources are available when they are needed. You’ll discover how to gather supportive data and build plans that will help you control maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
Book News Annotation:
Brown (a principal of New Standard Institute, Inc.) offers a primer on the management of industrial maintenance planning and scheduling. Chapters discuss defining the level of maintenance; job estimation methods; planning and estimating electrical work; understanding preventive and predictive maintenance; scheduling methods; planning for shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages; gathering data for maintenance performance indices; using indices to measure performance; and using multiskill training.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A good plan is good for business
Breakdown maintenance still accounts for much of the time maintenance workers put in. Too often, the result is lost revenue, excessive downtime, and poor-quality repairs. This convenient, practical guide shows you how to develop a comprehensive planning and scheduling effort to ensure all resources are available when they are needed. You'll discover how to gather supportive data and build plans that will help you control maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
* Make informed decisions about the most effective way to perform maintenance
* Establish solid shutdown schedules
* Set reasonable goals based on your budget
* Understand a range of estimating and scheduling methods Structure a work order system that supports your plan
* Allocate money, material, and labor resources for maximum productivity
* Use multi-skill training to its best advantage
* Formulate methods to identify the right work to be performed during a shutdown
A key reference that explains the foundations of successful plant management and maintenance planning
An ideal on-site guide for plant personnel, this invaluable reference shows how to implement preventive and predictive maintenance strategies— while avoiding the problems and downtime that come with repairing equipment only when it fails. With detailed coverage of the scheduling process and critical path methods for maintenance, this book shows readers how to determine the level of maintenance required to achieve an optimal standard of equipment readiness.
Michael V. Brown (Milford, CT) is founder and President of New Standard Institute, a management consulting and training services firm that has worked with an impressive list of industrial clients, including Ford, Honda, Exxon, NASA, Bausch & Lomb, Pepsi, Walt Disney, John Deere, the U.S. Postal Service, and more.
About the Author
Michael V. Brown is an electrical and maintenance engineer with 30 years of experience in industry, and has held positions at both the plant and corporate levels of Fortune 500 companies. As founding partner and president of New Standard Institute, he has designed and implemented maintenance management improvement programs for numerous industrial clients. New Standard Institute provides seminars, consultations, and computer-based training programs specific to maintenance-related subjects. For more than a decade, he has written articles that have been published in many U.S. and Canadian magazines, as well as on the Internet. Other books he has written and published by Wiley include Audel Managing Maintenance Storerooms and Audel Managing Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Chapter 1. Defining the Level of Maintenance.
Chapter 2. Estimating Methods.
Chapter 3. Planning and Estimating Electrical Work.
Chapter 4. Understanding Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.
Chapter 5. Scheduling Methods.
Chapter 6. Planning for Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages.
Chapter 7. Gathering Data for Maintenance Performance Indices.
Chapter 8. Using Indices to Measure Performance.
Chapter 9. Using Multiskill Training.
Appendix A: Identifying Electrical Work to Be Performed During a Shutdown.
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