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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook

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Original date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. The book resolves common industry frustration with planning and reduces the complexity of scheduling in addition to dealing with reactive maintenance. You will find coverage of estimating labor hours, setting the level of plan detail, creating practical weekly and daily schedules, kitting parts, and more, all designed to increase your workforce without hiring. Much of the text applies the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. You will learn how you can do more proactive work when your hands are full of reactive work.  Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook covers:   •The business case for the benefit of planning.   •Planning principles.   •Scheduling principles.   •Handling reactive maintenance.   •Planning a work order.   •Creating a weekly schedule.   •Daily scheduling and supervision.   •Parts and planners.   •The computer CMMS in maintenance.   •How planning works with PM, PdM, and projects.   •Controlling planning: the best KPIs KPIs for planning and overall maintenance.   •Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management.   •Selling, organizing, analyzing, and auditing planning.           Palmers "Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook" is listed a reference for Module 6 of the PEMAC  Maintenance Management Professionals (MMP) Program.
BoK Content Source: 
Practitioner Produced
BoK Content Type: 
Recommended Resources
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
3.00 Lifecycle Delivery General, 3.05 Maintenance Delivery
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
01 Business & Organization Context, 1.3 Mgmt & Operational Frameworks, 06 Work Management, 6.2 Work Planning, 6.3 Work Scheduling & Coordination, 6.4 Backlog Management, 6.5 Work Execution & Closeout, 6.6 Feedback Analysis, 07 Human Resource Management, 7.2 Education, Training & Development, 09 Information Management, 9.0 Information Management General, 10 Continuous Improvement, 10.1 Metrics / KPIs, 10.4 Maintenance Practices Improvements
McGraw Hill Professional
Edition or Version: 
Edition 4
1260135292, 9781260135299
Author Employer: 
Richard Palmer and Associates
Author Bio: 

Doc Palmer has over three decades of industrial experience primarily as a practitioner within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, a major United States electric utility. From 1990 through 1994, Palmer was responsible for overhauling the existing maintenance planning organization. The resulting success played a role in expanding planning to all crafts and stations owned and operated by the utility.

Publisher McGraw-Hill subsequently sought out Palmer to author the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, published in 1999 and now in its fourth edition (2019). Palmer also directed the purchase and implementation of a CMMS and administered the preventive maintenance program.

Doc Palmer has delivered a number of well-received maintenance articles and presentations for industry. Currently, Palmer provides consulting, education, guidance, mentoring and training for companies internationally for maintenance planning success.

Doc Palmer is a registered professional engineer with a master's degree in business administration. He is also a CMRP, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.