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.
Why is proper maintenance planning and scheduling such a hot topic? It cuts waste and improves the overall fiscal health of an organization.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Average budgets reach more than $1M before companies factor in the financial impact of weeks of lost production. Prevent cost overruns with STO management.