The 5 Levels of Maintenance Scheduling
This episode of the weekly episode is about 5 levels of maintenance scheduling. These levels are a hierarchical series of schedule plans which really help to improve the scheduling process of any organization. These are:
- The 52-week schedule is the start of the implementation of these levels which provides the foundation of the Scheduling Horizon system. It enables the operation to focus on the exceptions, not the norms. The 52-week schedule is a high-level view of the reoccurring work. This includes Inspection and Planned Maintenance as this can continue for a whole year. Once the reoccurring work has been identified, it needs to be leveled. This ensures there is a consistent amount of reoccurring work each week. This level workload establishes the equipment requirements each week. This can be integrated with the operations scheduling to further define equipment requirements. An important note with 52-weeks scheduling. Specific work orders are not identified during this horizon. The schedule only looks at capacity requirements.