Focusing on planning scheduling and work control has

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Focusing on planning, scheduling and work control has a positive impact on the GLP due to the attention given to the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the jobs needed to meet the requester's expectations in the most effective and efficient manner. The equivalent extra workforce generated results in enhanced operational reliability, meaning improved reliability of the production equipment and the reliability of the industrial production chain, and therefore positive plant bottom-line results. Developing a solid foundation Planning, scheduling and work control are inter-related maintenance management processes. They are also connected with many other aspects of maintenance and cannot really function alone. The basic elements that support planning, scheduling and work control include: 1) maintenance personnel 2) the work order system 3) equipment data, specifications and history 4) Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) 5) shops and tools 6) stores and spare parts Prime conditions for precise functioning of a system integrating the above elements are: 1) defining and establishing the work flow, including defining the roles and responsibilities of the various team members. 2) management commitment to improve maintenance.
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142 Planning Planning is used to reduce labour and material waste as much as possible. The goal of planning is to prepare the jobs to reduce delays and increase labour productivity. To quote Plato [2]: "...the beginning of every task is the most important part ...". The following guidelines will help secure precise planning: 1) Planner in group separate from trades. 2) Planner concentrates on future work. 3) Planner maintains file system based on equipment tags. 4) Planner develops work plans to anticipate delays, safety or quality problems. 5) Planner recognizes the skills of the trades people. 6) GLP is the top level Key Performance Indicator (KPI) used to measure efficiency and planning / scheduling effectiveness Precise planning also calls for adopting rigour and discipline in developing and using the planning system. This means that the planning process must be accurately documented, practiced and periodically revised as part of a continuous improvement initiative. The work order form, which is the main vehicle used to carry the information at each step of the process (request, approve, plan, schedule, execute, close) needs to be simple and accurate, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format. The planning system, which partly depends on the work order form, also includes: 1) equipment coding, using a deficiency tag and priority codes that are the result of a joint definition effort between maintenance and production. 2) developing a critical equipment list that will help secure precision in the equipment files by identifying the equipment that require additional information.
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