Advanced Scheduling with John Reeve
Every organization has a different meaning of schedule depending upon the work processes they have in place. Some people define it as an operational schedule for day-to-day activities and the others take it as a daily or weekly maintenance plan schedule. The other types are fully functional schedule process that involves critical path —the longest path in a schedule—method and the long-range plan that focuses on the surrounding system, work initiatives to be documented, and then executed in processes. When it comes to the basic structure of scheduling, the work break-down structure is at the top.
WBS defines the complete working order of different applications and then after that, the whole schedule of activities comes. Both of these help in tracking the baselines of your work including progress, timeline, and cost. This can be done by using network diagrams or any sort of chart. There are processes like resource leveling that help you look for the goals and objectives of the upper management and make every department work in a coordinated way. Some companies have their own calendars to plan out the absences, holidays, and reactive work before they have a full proof schedule in place.
You have to plan for the unexpected downtime for your systems and having a scheduled plan in form of charts and diagrams is a step towards the end processes. The advanced processes have certain benefits like better ROI and Optimized cost management but you have to use your systems in a smart way to have a good and balanced weekly schedule. There are different scheduling techniques used for this but having a weekly compliance work order and daily or weekly plans are a good way to make sure resources are well used. There are a dozen calculations that you have to take into account before you go about buying a scheduling software like Maximo or any other one.
Every organization has different plans in place depending upon the type of schedule they use but even the requirements vary, that software must have a calendar system to make it easy for you to mark important dates there. This is not enough though because technology alone is not going to solve every problem. You have to have those skilled workers, planning and scheduling workshops, and educate everyone about the leading practices in the field of Engineering in the world. You can also read related data, listen to different webinars on different platforms, and communicate internally by getting knowledge from different sites.
You can start with mastering the basic techniques and then go to the advanced ones to know the software’s working better with time. You should always start with daily plans because they are easy and critical. You can then have a resource-leveled weekly schedule, plan for special projects, and continue the construction from there. Planning for outage or shutdown is always a long-term objective that leads to capital plans. Good maintenance supervisors and management result in better production, fewer delays, and efficient backlog reduction.
- Eruditio, LLC
- A Smarter Way of Preventative Maintenance – Free eBook
- Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: Planning for Profitability Video Course
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