This article first appeared in reliable plant. You can read the first version of this article here. Many maintenance organisations around the world are reactive.
The importance of planning and scheduling
Getting planning & scheduling in place – and working well – is a critical step in fighting your reactive work environment. It increases your maintenance productivity. And gets you ready for your next step on your journey to higher plant reliability.
The typical industry productivity or wrench time is somewhere around 30%. With proper maintenance planning and scheduling, you can drive this up to 45%. The ‘Best of the Best’ achieve productivity levels up to 60%, but don’t aim for that just yet.
Problems with maintenance productivity?
Do you know your wrench time or how to improve it? Do you have any idea how much improving your maintenance productivity could be worth to you organization? Want to know how to implement planning & scheduling successfully?