In the ever-increasing competitive industries such as Manufacturing, Mining, Power & Utilities, and Oil & Gas, the maintenance division is typically required by management to increase asset and equipment uptime with minor breakdowns and lower cost. For this type of situation, the maintenance departments feel the lack of resources. Work orders keeps coming in, but not many get done.
A study from SMRP shows that the average “wrench time” of an available maintenance personnel is only 35%. It means that on an average day, an organization’s maintenance force only spends about 3 ½ hours on completing maintenance work. The remaining hours are wasted on gathering parts, travelling, meetings, breaks, and other “non-productive” activities that have nothing to do with working on asset and equipment maintenance.
Without proper planning and scheduling, maintenance is uncoordinated, costly and ineffective, leaving the team to fail in meeting deadlines. These failures will cause constant problems for the operations department, who will become increasingly reluctant to release equipment in the future. This can directly contribute to higher maintenance cost, inadequate maintenance execution and rapidly deteriorating plant integrity.
They key to any reliability improvement program lies in recognizing impending failures and working on it at the optimum time to mitigate breakdowns. Maintenance planning and scheduling using structured and systematic approaches are critical for every successful plant. They are the fastest and most effective investments that an organization can make to improve plant productivity and equipment availability.
Salvo Global’s 3-day course is designed to build advanced competency in planning and scheduling of maintenance resources. It provides a step-by-step practical guide for implementing, measuring results and successfully applying today’s best practices for maintenance planning and scheduling. In addition, delegates will be introduced to modern techniques that will enhance their fundamentals that will essentially reduce maintenance costs, improve work order management, increase tool time and deliver maximum business benefits.