Spreadsheet programs have advantages over paper-based maintenance scheduling, but dedicated solutions beat them on every level.
Best practice and better results from maintenance planning and scheduling starts with avoiding worst practice.
Find out how Cameco is using Planning & Scheduling for SAP by Prometheus Group to simplify & streamline daily maintenance planning and scheduling tasks.
Spend some time with your backlog this spring by following these 6 tips to clean it up.
How will your organization forecast its maintenance in 2021? We dive into 3 ways you can strategically craft your maintenance calendar for the year ahead.
Teams must understand adaptive STO planning in order to mitigate risk, deliver operational excellence, and make informed preventive maintenance decisions.
Reactive Maintenance programs are more expensive than their counterparts. Have you considered these 11 disadvantages to a reactive maintenance program?
Capturing these nine metrics are the foundation for analyzing the effectiveness of your planning and scheduling process.
Here are three common STO pitfalls and a few ways using a centralized digital system can help you avoid them.
Learn how an airport that sees 40+ million passengers annually and has 300 employees leverage Prometheus Routine Maintenance for IBM Maximo.
Why is proper maintenance planning and scheduling such a hot topic? It cuts waste and improves the overall fiscal health of an organization.
She has supported rocket launches at Cape Canaveral, worked on launch activities in KSC, and worked on the SLS that carries the Orion Crew Vehicle.
Planning and scheduling broken down by the 5 Ws’ and 1 H. Who, what, where, when why, and how.
How Michelle Cleary brought together her passion for teaching with her deep knowledge of IBM Maximo to build an amazing training career.
Properly maintaining equipment with improved planning and scheduling functions is much more efficient than waiting until something breaks.
Comprised of 1,300-plus members, various departments include a design and construction group as well as the facility resource and planning group.
For Jim Martin, his career started with DTE Energy. He has moved from a general laborer to the position of Project Manager Maintenance Improvement.
Gone are the days of the grizzly old maintenance person who knew everything he or she needed to know about the equipment and how to fix it.
There is no “cookie cutter” best practice, but there’s one piece of advice that I believe will serve any and every Planner and Scheduler well.
I continue to see organizations struggling with maintenance technicians choosing unscheduled work orders rather than following the schedule.
Conditional formatting is a visual cue that conveys information much more quickly than reading it.
You wouldn’t ask the NASCAR crew to change the tires without the hydraulic jack … so why ask Planners and Schedulers to work without the right tools?
Let's jump back in to the 12 days of time savings for Planners and Schedulers.
Here’s a look at 12 common scenarios that your Maintenance Planners and Schedulers are likely to run into on a regular basis.
Here’s my best advice for bringing your Planning and Scheduling team to the next level of speed, flexibility and efficiency.
We needed a Planning and Scheduling toolset that would help us do two things: optimize the time of our technicians, and free up the Scheduler’s time.
Do you know how much time your Maintenance Planners have to get away from their desks and go out in the field – in an average week? Month? Year?
Everyone agrees schedule compliance and PM compliance are important to measure. But, you may score high in compliance and still experience failures. Why?
Janna Kerr's story of Planning and Scheduling for NASA with IBM Maximo
It took me at least 1,600 clicks to create a schedule for the week. At two to three seconds per click, that time adds up.
Regan works in Maintenance Planning and Maximo Administration and is about as far away from Prometheus headquarters as one can be: Perth, Australia.
Excel. It’s Old Faithful. It might not have all the Planning and Scheduling functions and capabilities you’d like, but it’s gotten you this far, right?
As a Maintenance Planner or Scheduler, the data that you can and can’t see (or can and can’t find) dictates how well you can do your job. Point blank.
What do you do when your current Planning and Scheduling solution lets you down? For a lot of folks, it’s go back to their "old school" ways - Excel.
In the maintenance arena, poor planning—or a total disregard for planning—equates to haphazard conditions, or even dangerous, costly ones.
So where does the planner’s role fit within the organization? Who establishes and administers the planning program?
Whether just starting out in your career or 10 years into it, you cannot afford to NOT understand how the well-oiled machine of a planning process works.
This article seems like a bit of a downer, it’s all about why maintenance planning programs fail, but I expect to give you positive learning opportunities.
How the planning and Scheduling departments at DTE overcame struggles with compliance, visibility, control backlog, resourcing, and wrench time.
Maintenance is a critical part of Cornell's Facilities Management: they process approximately 50,000 service requests per year.
Which of these scary scenarios are you dealing with? No data visibility, inflexible tools, record-by-record updates, inaccurate job plans and more.
Without Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, your organization might suffer from one or more of the following consequences…and they’re not pretty.
In maintenance planning and scheduling, if all work was completed as scheduled, we’d never have to deal with roll over work. But that’s wishful thinking.
Based on my extensive experience, I’d like to share some basic principles to ensure that your maintenance planning efforts are built on sound foundations.
Increase your company’s productivity, regain control of your backlog, eliminate guesswork, and quickly adjust to unexpected situations and specific needs.
Whether your backlog beast is a rampaging behemoth or a tamable critter, you need to identify asset criticality, prioritize, and create a plan of action.
If you’re like most enterprise planning and scheduling professionals, you want to know: how do we boost wrench time? Here are 5 essential facts.
One of the most effective ways to improve plant maintenance operations and wrench time is to streamline your planning and scheduling process.
What happens if a schedule needs to change and the data is stuck in Excel? How does your procurement team know that you need the material two days earlier?