Details on Ken Bannister's All-Star Workshop

EP Editorial Staff | December 14, 2012

Ken Bannister’s workshop, Introduction To Maintenance Planning And Scheduling, will be presented in six sections:

Section 1: Introduction

This section of the workshop covers the objectives and invites you to submit your own objectives for the two-day workshop.

• Workshop introduction

• Review the goals and objectives of maintenance planning and scheduling

• Review the role of the planner

• Review the role of the scheduler

• Review the planning and scheduling process


Section 2: The Planning Process

The planning process is an interactive session that investigates how to approach an asset failure or potential failure, assess work scope, and build a suitable job plan to perform an effective repair or preventive work in the most effective manner. Learn how to:

• Assess a job scope

• Evaluate outcomes

• Assess manpower requirements

• Assess resource requirements

• Build a suitable job plan

• Accurately assess job times using time management unit strategy

• Build a representative job plan bank

• Prioritize work in preparation for scheduling


Section 3: The Anatomy of a “Planned Complete” Work Order

This section explores the requirements needed to label a work order as “planned complete” and ready to schedule. You are invited to bring examples of your own work orders for use during the workshop.


Section 4: The Scheduling Process

The scheduling process is an interactive session that investigates best practice strategies and methods for getting planned, and unplanned work on the daily schedule. You will learn how to:

• Distinguish between planned and unplanned work

• Build and use a weekly forecast schedule

• Build a daily schedule

• Manage backlog work and include it in the daily schedule

• Use work order status controls

• Develop and use schedule reports in the CMMS


Section 5: Clear Communication in Planning & Scheduling

Work requests and work orders are powerful communication tools if they accurately convey information about the asset problem and assure that work performed on the asset is executed consistently in manner and quality—regardless of who performs the work.

• Understand communication dynamics and your own communication style

• Learn how to use objective language to write effective job tasks

• Understand the importance of soliciting critical feedback

• Learn how to train your customers to help facilitate the maintenance planning and scheduling process


Section 6: Moving Forward with Planning & Scheduling

This section ties everything together and adds value added strategies, tools and techniques to further improve the planning and scheduling function, including:

• Planning and scheduling coordination meetings

• Incorporating a help desk or request system as part of the planning/scheduling process

• Using other planning and scheduling tools

• Developing KPIs to measure planning and scheduling effectiveness






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